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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Miketz 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Miketz (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17)             By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Yosef was served by himself and the brothers by themselves… the brothers were seated before Joseph (with Yehuda at head of table)… they drank with him and became intoxicated.” (Gen 43:32) “And Joseph’s brothers came …

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“Parsha and Purpose” – Vayeishev 5780

“Parsha and Purpose” – Insights from Rabbi Kenneth Brander into Torah and Contemporary Life

Parshat Vayeishev 5780

Parshat Vayeshev: To Live in this Land in Peace

Nomi Berman

Parshat Vayeshev: To Live in this Land in Peace Even today, when the people of Israel want to live in Israel in peace, various events occur that shake up their tranquility. The roads are a battleground and soldiers are everywhere. However, we also witness unwavering efforts to continue living life as normal. Rabbanit Naomi Berman …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayeshev 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –   “And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup and I placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.” (Gen. 40:11) The Bible believes in the significance of dreams; so did the Sages of the …

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“Parsha and Purpose” – Vayishlach 5780

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“Parsha and Purpose” – Insights from Rabbi Kenneth Brander into Torah and Contemporary Life

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Parshat Vayishlach: Dina’s Tragic Story

Rabbanit Devorah Evron

Parshat Vayishlach: Dina’s Tragic Story Rabbanit Devorah Evron is the Director of the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL)  A young woman comes to a new land, and ventures out to see who her neighbors our, and who she can connect with. She’s new on the block. This is what we read in the …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayishlach 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)  By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  We left Jacob at the end of last week’s portion as he was leaving behind Laban and Laban-land, heaven-bent on returning to the land of Abraham and to the house of Isaac. Jacob understands that his inner self has been …

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Parshat Vayetze: Bidding farewell to idol-worship; this time, for good

rabbi chaim navon

Bidding farewell to idol-worship; this time, for good Prayer is, above all else, an intimate encounter between a person and God. The prayer’s content includes requests and supplications from God, but the essence of the prayer is embodied, first and foremost, by the act of turning to Hashem. Content comes second. Rabbi Chaim Navon, senior faculty …

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“Parsha and Purpose” – Vayeitzei 5780

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