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Parashat VaYechi, 2 January 2021

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT – DON’T GET MAD, GET EVEN! The usual explanation for the connection between this week’s parashah and the haftarah is that two notable figures in our tradition are about to die. You might think that, on their ...

Posted on 21 December 2020, By Nahum Gordon
Parashat Miketz, 5781

This parasha must be one of the most food and drink-oriented of all the parashiyot, if not the most. Of course there is the overarching theme of the seven years of plenty followed by the seven years of famine. But over and ...

Posted on 17 December 2020, By Daniel Oppenheimer
Vayeshev/Shabbat Chanuka

וַיִּמְצָאֵהוּ אִישׁ וְהִנֵּה תֹעֶה בַּשָּׂדֶה וַיִּשְׁאָלֵהוּ הָאִישׁ לֵאמֹר מַה־תְּבַקֵּשׁ׃   A man came upon him wandering in the fields. Th...

Posted on 10 December 2020, By BZ Gilinsky