“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayeshev 5778

Parshat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And Judah said to his brothers: ‘What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? Let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let our hand not be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh.’” [Gen. 37:26-27]. Why are …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vayeshev 5778

Parshat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayeshev centers on the sale of Joseph by his brothers, an event that led to the entire family going down to Egypt and the slavery that ensued there. Over the generations, commentators have toiled in an effort to get to the bottom of the contempt between the brothers, …

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