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Posted Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 12:12:00 PM
Parashat Yitro is a very important parasha in Jewish history. This week, Bnei Yisrael arrive at Mount Sinai and receive the Ten Commandments. We learn that the first five dibrot are between God and man and the next five are between man and man...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 5:00:00 PM
In this week's Parasha, Parashat Beshalach, Bnei Yisrael are being chased by the Egyptians after Pharaoh decides that he isn't ready to let go of his slaves. When Bnei Yisrael approach the Red Sea, they are scared and don't know what to do because they are surrounded by water and Pharaoh's armies...
Posted Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM
In this week's parasha, Parashat Bo, there are many lessons to learn from. The first important lesson of this parasha is to always thank someone when they do something good for you, before and after...
Posted Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 3:33:56 PM
This week's parasha includes the famous phrases HaShem uses when He promises to take the Jews out of Egypt known as "The Four Languages of Redemption:" Ve'hotzayti Etchem– And I will bring you out. Ve'hitzalti Etchem – And I will save you. Ve'ga'alti Etchem – And I will redeem you....
Posted Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 10:12:00 PM
This week's parasha is Parashat Shemot. Pharaoh feels threatened by the Jewish baby boys who he fears will eventually grow strong. Therefore, he orders them to be thrown into the river...
Posted Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 4:03:30 PM
In this week's parasha, Parashat Veyechi, Yaakov blesses each one of his children, including two of his grandchildren, Efraim and Menashe. The bracha given to Efraim and Menashe is the bracha parents give to their children today. Both Yaakov and Yosef die in this parasha, and Yaakov commands to be buried in Maarat HaMachpela in Hebron with his ancestors...
Posted Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 10:05:00 PM
Parashat Vayigash takes place twenty years after Yosef's brothers last see him. In last week's parsha, Yosef demands that Binyamin remain behind as a slave. The brothers do not know that they are talking to Yosef, but Yosef is well aware of who he is talking to and knows everything about their past...
Posted Friday, Dec 27, 2019 9:05:17 AM
Why 8 days? If the oil that the Maccabees found was enough to last them one day, then the miracle was only for 7 days. Why then, do we celebrate Chanukah for 8 days? The Beit Yosef (Tur, Orach Chaim 670) provides us with 3 answers...
Posted Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 1:36:00 PM
This week's parasha, Parashat Vayeshev, begins by telling us that Yosef is Yaakov's favorite son and recives special treatment. Yaakov makes Yosef a special coat that he does not make for any of his other sons. Yosef is also seen as special because he has dreams about ruling over his brothers in the future...
Posted Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM
This week's parasha begins with Yaakov heading back to his childhood home, this time with his family, while fearing that Esav plans to take revenge on him for "stealing" his bracha twenty years prior. In order to appease Esav, Yaakov sends his servants to his brother with loads of gifts -- hoping that this gesture will prevent his brother from harming them...
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