Parashat Shemot


And inasmuch as the midwives feared God, He made houses for them. Usually we understand this verse to mean that the midwives who spent time helping others secure families, were rewarded by God with their own families - He (God) made houses for them. When we help others achieve something, God helps us to achieve

Parashat Shemot2018-12-27T21:34:41+08:00

Parashat Vayechi


Finally Joseph's brothers internalized what it means to be a family and refused to abandon their solitary half-brother Benjamin, what lesson did Joseph internalize? Once their father Jacob passes away, the brothers are frightened that Joseph will exact revenge on them so Joseph reassures them "Fear not, for am I instead of God? While you

Parashat Vayechi2018-12-20T08:04:26+08:00

Parashat Vayigash


And the new was heard in the house of Pharaoh, saying, "Joseph's brothers have come." And it was good in Pharaoh's eyes and in his servants' eyes.R. Moshe Alshikh claims that this verse wants us to know that the Egyptians never learned about the deep enmity that had existed between the brothers. This was between

Parashat Vayigash2018-12-14T03:31:53+08:00

Parashat Miketz


Some talmudical analysis of Hanuka can illuminate the relationship between the individual and their home. The Talmud describes the Hanuka mitzvah as "a candle per person and their house." The expression "their house" is ambiguous. The Rambam understands that similar to mezuzah, the obligation is on "the physical house." Rashi explains that the obligation rests

Parashat Miketz2018-12-06T19:08:31+08:00
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