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Parshas Miketz – The Art of Forgiveness

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis In this week`s parsha we read the dramatic story of Joseph who is now Viceroy of Egypt meeting his brethren after...

How Yehudit Became a Hanukkah Heroine

Her path was not a smooth one. In fact, for more than a thousand years after it was written, her story was forgotten. By: Sarah...

Parshas Vayeishev – A Life Worth Living

By: Shlomo Katz Our Parashah opens: “Yaakov settled in the land of his father’s sojournings, in the land of Canaan. These are the chronicles of...

Parshas Vayeishev – In Command

By: Rabbi Raymond Beyda “…They raised their eyes and they saw, behold! — A caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, their camels bearing spices,...

Parshat Vayishlach – Family Matters

By: Reuven Chaim Klein   In Parashat Vayishlach, Jacob’s family is referred to as a machaneh (Gen. 32:9, 33:8) and bayit (Gen. 35:2), but, of course, the common Hebrew word for...

Parshas Vayishlach – Character Traits to Aim For

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis From the subtlety of Jacob`s language, we discover the character traits to which we, as Jews, should aspire–and the converse is...

Parshas Vayishlach – No News is Jews News

By: Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky Yaakov’s family faced a tremendous crisis. While passing through the city of Shechem, Dena, their sister was attacked and was violated...

Parshas Vayeitzei – Responsibility for Others

By: Rabbi Benjamin Hecht The story of Rachel’s theft of the terafim, the idols (1)of her father, as reported in Bereishit 31:19,2 is somewhat of...

Parshas Vayeitzei–The Rest of His Life

By: Rabbi Label Lam And he arrived at the place and lodged there because the sun had set, and he took some of the stones of...

Parshas Toldos – The Importance of Safeguards

By: Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky The Preservation of Free Choice We read at the beginning of the parsha, “And these are the offspring of Yitzchak son of Avraham –...

Parshas Toldos – The Power of Prayer & Faith

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis In this week`s parsha, we see the power of faith and prayer. G-d promised our Patriarchs and Matriarchs that their descendants...

Parshas Chaya Sarah – Hopes And Fears

By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Zt’l The sedra of Chayei Sarah focuses on two episodes, both narrated at length and in intricate detail. Abraham buys a...

Parshas Chaya Sora – Tips on Finding Your Shidduch

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis A careful study of the parsha even highlights the specifics of courtship and marriage and offers the guidance that we so sorely need...

Parshas Vayera – Torah Manners

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis This week’s parsha imparts to us lessons for life–how we should conduct ourselves in our daily affairs and in our relationships. Interestingly...

Parshas Vayera – Meting Justice; Meeting Kindness

By: Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky In what must be one of the greatest transitional scenes in the entire Biblical narrative, this week the Torah transposes us...

Parshas Lech Lecha – ”Ancestral Decisions”

By: Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Most people do not give much thought to their ancestral origins. But some do, and I am one of...

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