In this week’s parsha video, Rabbi Fohrman uses Psalm 90 to ask an incredibly difficult question: are we, through our prayers, able to convince God to change the course of history? To do this, we go through the verses of Psalm 90 and relate them to our own lives and human history. Rabbi Fohrman unpacks […]
Texts: Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 || Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10 (Haftarah) NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavours to search for and accentuate the Torah Messages contained in the Parashot as applicable to the main Theme of Tanach of the Return of the House of Israel, i.e. the Lost Ten Tribes of […]
What became of man that in the passing of just ten generations G-d was disappointed in the man He created and regretted creating man in the first place? Man forgot the source of all his blessings and cynically appointed himself the master of creation. In short, man trashed G-d. Acknowledgement and gratitude are the ingredients […]
Jacob – the final of the three forefathers, has some of the most complicated and unbelievably beautiful narratives in Biblical literature. Strangely, when we delve into the stories of Jacob, the theme that emerges seems to be…deception? As the text seems to point out, Jacob deceives his family members, and is in turn deceived by […]
Meir Elkabas discusses this week’s Torah parsha, Parshat Vayeitzei. Yaacov instituted the evening prayer service because even in the darkness, whether material or spiritual, one must pray. (Breslov Research Institute)
A short, but very important message… Don’t miss!
Parashah – Genesis 37:1 – 40:23 Haftarah – Amos 2:6-3:8 Sources used for extracts and quotes for this commentary: thelandofisrael.com torah.org/torah-portion/haftorah-vayeishev/ www.torahvort.com/vayeshev/haftorah-vayeshev/ www.uscj.org.il/commentaries/haftarah-parshat-vayeshev/ This haftarah is read with Parashat Vayeshev because of one line in it: “They have sold for silver those whose cause was just” (Amos 2:6). Underlying this Parashah is the enlightening review […]
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