Joseph’s Trials

dvar for parashas Vayeishev (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23) 5782 “Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colours.” – Genesis 37:3, JPS 1917 Tanach Jacob, loved his son Joseph more than any other of his children, for…

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First Penitent

parashas Vayeishev 5782 Judah was the first to leave the derech (path), and the first to return: as is written, “Judah went down from his brothers,” depicting his spiritual descent when he left the company of his brethren; consequently, he went into a business partnership with an Adulamite. Being within those circles of influence that…

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motzei Shabbos: Chevlei Moshiach

motzei Shabbos: parashas Vayishlach 5782 – Chevlei Moshiach (Birthpangs of Messiah) “She called his name Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.”  – Genesis 35:18, JPS 1917 Tanach On the way from Beth-el to Eprath, Rachel went into labor with great hardship. The midwife assured her, that she would indeed have a son. As Rachel’s…

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