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)
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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 […]
(Breslov Research Institute) In this fascinating parsha we learn about Yosef interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams. Why did Pharaoh believe Yosef’s interpretation? Reb Meir tells us that the real power of a Tzaddik, like Yosef, is that they come up with advice and a solution right away. Also, that a Tzaddik has compassion and wants to help, […]
(AlephBeta) After Joseph was sold into slavery, why didn’t he ever get in touch with his father? In this video, Rabbi Fohrman will help us attempt to look at the story through Joseph’s eyes, and explore the possibility that Joseph assumed his father was in on the plot. This new perspective helps us understand Joseph, […]
Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22 – 29:23 (Haftarah, Ashkenazi) Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (Haftarah, Sephardic) This Shabbat, we have the situation where there are two traditions for the Prophetic portions to be used as the “Haftarah” – the Ashkenazi tradition and the Sephardic, and they do not overlap at all! In fact, the Haftarot are provided by […]
Texts: Exodus 1:1-6:1 || Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22 – 29:23 (Haftarah, Ashkenazi)/ Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (Haftarah, Sephardic) 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 […]
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