Parashat Vayeshev, Shabbat Mevarechim


..and Israel made Joseph an ornamented tunic. The Hebrew word for ornamented is PaSIM. A midrash offers multiple views of how it was ornamented. One is that PaSIM is an acronym for the troubles Joseph endured. Pa - Potiphar, in whose home he was falsely accused. S - Soharim/Merchants; I - Ishmaelites; M-Midianites - who

Parashat Vayeshev, Shabbat Mevarechim2021-11-25T20:14:10+08:00

Parashat Vayishlach


Before meeting him, Jacob sends Esau the following message: And I have gotten oxen and donkeys and sheep and male and female slaves, and I send ahead to tell my lord, to find favor in your eyes. Why does Jacob boast of his material success? Ktav Sofer explains that it is always easier to make

Parashat Vayishlach2021-11-17T19:42:09+08:00

Parashat Toldot


And Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you have spoken to me. Rise, pray, sit up, and eat of my game so that you may solemnly bless me.” What to do with Jacob’s lie: I am Esau your firstborn? Moses ibn Gubbai lists examples of venerated Biblical

Parashat Toldot2021-11-04T20:06:08+08:00
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