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

Vayeishev: An End to Bitterness

Dec 19, 2019Comments off

Excerpted from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s new book, “The Inner Dimension,” to be published soon.   How to exchange bitter for sweet and how selflessness hastens the

Joseph’s Chanukah Candle: Parashat Vayeis...

Dec 19, 2019Comments off

The Shlah (Shnei luchot habrit, authored by Rabbi Yeshayahu ben Avraham Horowitz, 1555-1630) on the Torah portion of Vayeishev says that there is a connection

Tamar, an End to Bitterness

Dec 07, 2012No Comments

The episode of Judah and Tamar that appears in this week’s parashah, Parashat Vayeishev, is one of the most mysterious stories of the Torah. A

Vayeishev: Daily Insight #4

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

In spite of all that we have explained so far regarding the difference between Jacob’s ability to sustain the experience of higher fear and Isaac’s

Vayeishev: Daily Insight #3

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Moshe’s process of sweetening The point we ended with yesterday prompts us to ask: when did Moshe Rabbeinu go through all three stages? The answer

Vayeishev: Daily Insight #2

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Yesterday, we saw that Rebbe Hillel of Paritch explains that Jacob, having inter-included love and fear of God, was able to dwell, i.e., sustain the

Vayeishev: Daily Insight #1

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

The opening verse of parshat Vayeishev is: “Jacob dwelt in the land of the dwellings of his father, in the Land of Canaan. These are the offspring of

Reflection without Mirror

Apr 01, 20112 Comments

The pit was empty, no water, but full of snakes and scorpions. The pit is the mind, water – Torah, snakes and scorpions – bad