In this week’s parsha, Parshas Mikeitz, the story of Yosef continues. After being sold at the age of seventeen, bought by Potiphar the chief executioner of Pharaoh (see Onkelos to Bereishis 39:1), then languishing in p
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Vayeishev, seventeen year old Yosef, the beloved son of Yaakov Avinu and Rachel Imainu (who died in last week’s parsha), begins to dream of greatness. He dreams of his brothers sheaves
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Vayishlach, Yaakov and his family are on the move, as they return to Eretz Canaan, having left the confines of the house of Lavan.
As the parsha opens, Yaakov is afraid and distressed, as
This week’s parsha, Parshas Vayeitzei, opens as Yaakov Avinu is on the run, fleeing the wrath of his brother, Eisav, who wants to kill him over the contested brachos (blessings) (Bereishis 27). Alone, he leaves Be’er
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Toldos, twin sons - Yaakov and Eisav - are born to Yitzchak and Rivka, after many years of childlessness. Eisav, reddish and hairy, is born first, while Yaakov is born second, holding on
Parshas Lech Licha. Avraham Avinu, Sarah Imainu. Journeys, Wanderings, Trials, Tribulations, Visions, Prophecies, Battles and Peace Treaties, Bris Milah and Blessings. Lech Licha - the beginnings of the Jewish nation
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Noach, we learn of two different societies and generations: the Dor Ha’Mabul, generation of the deluge, and Dor Ha’flaga, generation of disunion and dispersion.
The Dor Ha’Mabul we
Baruch she’he’chiyanu v’ki’yimanu vi’hi’giyanu la’zman hazeh - blessed be He Who has kept us alive, sustained us and brought us to this time. With the conclusion of the yomim tovim, the excitement and antic