parshat hashavua

Parshat Shemot: The Torah of the Father, and the Torah of the Teacher

Parashat Shemot: The Torah of the Father, and the Torah of the Teacher Hashem gave the Torah to a particular nation, at a particular time, based on a special perspective on the nation receiving the Torah. Hashem wants to give us the Torah personally, through a one-on-one encounter, relating to us on a personal level and …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Shemot 5780

This week’s parsha has been sponsored in memory of Florence Bryskin (Tzipporah bas Mayer Yitzchak and Henya) on the occasion of her Yahrzeit on the 22 of Teves Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “But the midwives feared God and they did not do as the …

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Parshat Vayechi: A Blessing for Two, a Blessing for All Time

Rabbi Benjy Myers

Parshat Vayechi: A Blessing for Two, A Blessing for All Time As parents and educators, it’s crucial that we develop two character traits in our children. The first is the ability to live harmoniously with their siblings, and remember that we are all “children of one man”, even at times of strife.  The second – …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayechi 5780

This week’s commentary has been dedicatedin honor of Karen Aron, a remarkable Aishet Chayil and Imma, by her husband, Mike Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 — 50:26 )             By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel -In a most uplifting and inspiring deathbed scene, grandfather Jacob/Israel peacefully takes leave of this world …

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Parshat Vayigash: The Union of Joseph and Judah

Yinon Ahiman

Parshat Vayigash: The Union of Joseph and Judah By Yinon Ahiman, Director General of Ohr Torah Stone Judah and Joseph, once bitter enemies, now enter into a union, each a tree in their own right. These two trees mesh to produce own great nation. Full redemption is contingent on the union between the brothers. The …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayigash 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 — 47:27)             By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And Joseph went up to greet Israel his father; he fell on his neck and he wept on his neck exceedingly” (Gen. 46:29) In these few words, our Torah describes a dramatic meeting between an aged …

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Parshat Miketz: Lessons on Leadership

Parshat Miketz: Lessons on Leadership By Rabbi Shlomo Wallfish, senior faculty at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva Parashat Miketz begins at the climax of a story in which Joseph is the protagonist. Though he had experienced rises and falls all along his journey, and though even more serious challenges still awaited him, as we’ll read …

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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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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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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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