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Miketz

In Genesis 41:8, Pharaoh has a disturbed night’s sleep. He calls for his wise men to explain his dreams, but no answer is forthcoming. “And in the morning it was, his spirit was throbbing, he sent and called all Egypt’s magicians an...

Posted on 4 December 2018, By Rabbi Joel Levy
The Origins of Chanukah

We all know the story of why we celebrate Chanukah for 8 days, right? The Maccabees recaptured the temple from the Greeks, but when they went to light the Menorah, they could only find one tiny jug of pure olive oil, enough for to last a...

Posted on 29 November 2018, By Rabbi Roni Tabick
Vayeshev

Vayeshev is the start of a long narrative, stretching over three parashiyot, that we commonly call the Joseph story – though it should more accurately be called the Joseph and Judah story, as Robert Alter pointed out many years ago in h...

Posted on 29 November 2018, By Meira Ben-Gad