Parashat Vayechi


Joseph never seems to have shown any anger or hate toward any one. How did he do it? After their father died, he assured his brothers saying Fear not, for am I instead of God? While you meant evil toward me, God meant it for good... ShaDaL explain that while actions remain under human control,

Parashat Vayechi2017-12-28T17:01:26+08:00

Parashat Vayigash


Joseph said to his brothers "I am Joseph, is my father still alive?" but his brothers were unable to answer him, because they were shocked by his face." There is a tradition that in his physical appearance, Joseph resembled his father Jacob. Seeing that his brothers did not recognize him, Joseph wondered if he had

Parashat Vayigash2017-12-21T17:46:01+08:00

Parashat Miketz


And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, meaning, God has made me forget my all hardship, and of all my father's house. Joseph names his first child after his ability to forget his hardships, and the bullying he endured in his father's house. ShaDaL points out that if Joseph is naming his firstborn after

Parashat Miketz2017-12-15T21:02:48+08:00

Parashat Vayeshev


Because Jacob's children followed in his footsteps, he is described as "the choicest of the patriarchs." Yet, among the patriarchs, his life was beset with the most challenges. The Izhbitzer explains that whereas the task of Abraham and Isaac was to create distance between their children, Jacob's task was to find the right space for

Parashat Vayeshev2017-12-07T23:21:09+08:00
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