Parashat Va’era, Shabbat Mevarechim


And I will take you to Me as a people and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD…What does it mean to know that I am the LORD? Mustering a number of sources, R. Mecklenburg argues that in Hebrew the word “I” - ani - is not just

Parashat Va’era, Shabbat Mevarechim2021-12-29T22:56:07+08:00

Parashat Shemot


And Pharaoh charged his whole people, saying, “Every boy that is born you shall fling into the Nile, and every girl you shall let live.” And a man from the house of Levi went and took a Levite daughter, and the woman conceived and bore a son…Nahmanides explains that the word went means: he went

Parashat Shemot2021-12-22T21:35:24+08:00

Parashat Vayechi


And Israel’s time to die drew near, and he called for his son, for Joseph, and he said to him, “If, pray, I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand, pray, under my thigh and act toward me with steadfast kindness—pray, do not bury me in Egypt. Jacob repeatedly shows great deference to

Parashat Vayechi2021-12-16T12:45:29+08:00

Parashat Vayigash


And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” (47:7) And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojournings are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained the

Parashat Vayigash2021-12-08T18:13:44+08:00

Parashat Miketz, Chanukah, Rosh Chodesh


How to light the Menorah? The Talmud offers three kosher options. The basic option is that all eight nights of Hannukah, each household lights only one candle. One level up is that every night, each member of the household lights just one candle. And the best option is to light candles according to the number

Parashat Miketz, Chanukah, Rosh Chodesh2021-12-02T20:39:04+08:00
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