Genesis – Bereisheet

Abraham the Faithful Traveler

Nov 04, 2020Comments off

Walking and Seeing Abraham is always traveling. In the Torah portion of Lech Lecha (“Go for yourself”) the first of the two Torah portions dedicated

The Inner Meaning of Infertility

Oct 29, 2020Comments off

Barren Women The first barren woman in the Bible was Sarah. In fact, not only was she barren, but she was also “without child”. The sages

Teaching Torah to the World: An Opportunity...

Oct 25, 2020Comments off

Rabbi Abahu said in the name of Rabbi Elazar: Why was Abraham punished with having his offspring enslaved in Egypt for 210 years? Because he

Noach: Wine and Its Discontents

Oct 21, 2020Comments off

Noach was God’s messenger to perpetuate humanity so that it would survive the flood. After the flood, however, Noach fell into sin. He planted a

Starting From the Very Beginning

Oct 15, 2020Comments off

What do we do now that the festivals of Tishrei are over? We may think that we fall from the uplifting atmosphere and joy into

Returning the World to Nothingness and Brin...

Oct 15, 2020Comments off

On the 25th of Tishrei we commemorate the Yahrzeit of one of the greatest tzaddikim, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. The great tzaddikim would say that

Vayechi: The Redemption Code

Jan 09, 2020Comments off

“And Joseph said to his brothers, ‘I am dying, and G-d will deeply remember (pakod yifkod) you and he will bring you up from this

Vayechi: Reuben’s Blessing

Jan 08, 2020Comments off

Though Reuben’s blessing is more of a rebuke than a blessing, the Torah’s poetry and cantillation begin to sweeten its difficult content. Analyzing the verses

The Inner Dimension of Vayigash

Dec 30, 2019Comments off

The surprising inner dimension of the word “Vayigash.”

Descent for the Sake of Ascent: Transcript ...

Dec 27, 2019Comments off

Descent for the sake of ascent Edited transcript from 19th of Kislev farbrengen – 5780 given by Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh – Yerushalayim Part 1 The

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