Vayechi

“Parsha to the Point” – Vayechi 5778

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)  Rabbi David Stav  Ironically, the only two Torah portions whose names contain the word “chayyim” – life – center on death. The first is Parshat Chayei Sarah, which details the burial of our matriarch, Sarah. The second is this week’s reading, Parshat Vayechi, which is largely about Jacob’s passing. Perhaps, this is… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Vayechi 5778

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayechi 5778

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And when the days of mourning for Jacob were over, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh saying, ‘If now I have found favor in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, My father made me swear, and he declared:… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayechi 5778

אישה ופרשה: ויחי תשע”ז

  הלידה הרוחנית מעומק תחתיות בעוד על פי הראיה הקלאסית בכדי להגיע לקדושה צריך להתרחק מהטומאה, מלמדת אותנו הפרשה שדווקא בעומק התחתיות של מצרים, מהמקום של השפלות והטומאה, יעקב הגיע לקדושה. רננה בירנבוים מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ט”ו טבת תשע”ז, 13/01/2017 ספר בראשית מתחיל בבריאת העולם – ביצירת השמים והארץ ומתוך תחושה של… Continue Reading אישה ופרשה: ויחי תשע”ז

"Parsha to the Point" – Vayechi 5777

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayechi, which brings the Book of Genesis to a close, contains many conclusions and farewells, primarily concerning Yaakov and his sons. Perhaps the most momentous and elaborate good-bye described in the text is done with all of the children present: “Yaakov called for his sons and said, ‘Gather, and… Continue Reading "Parsha to the Point" – Vayechi 5777

“Parsha to the Point” – Vayechi 5777

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayechi, which brings the Book of Genesis to a close, contains many conclusions and farewells, primarily concerning Yaakov and his sons. Perhaps the most momentous and elaborate good-bye described in the text is done with all of the children present: “Yaakov called for his sons and said, ‘Gather, and… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Vayechi 5777

"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayechi 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the judicial interpreter’s staff from between his feet, until Shilo shall come, and unto him shall be the ingathering of nations.” While purchasing books in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim many years ago, the shopkeeper informed me… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Vayechi 5777

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayechi 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the judicial interpreter’s staff from between his feet, until Shilo shall come, and unto him shall be the ingathering of nations.” While purchasing books in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim many years ago, the shopkeeper informed me… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayechi 5777

אור תורה: ויחי תשע”ו

ברכה לשניים ברכה לשנים הרב בנג’י מאיירס    כהורים וכמחנכים, חשוב מאוד שנפתח בילדנו שתי תכונות: לחיות באחווה עם אחיהם ושגם בשעת מחלוקת לזכור שכולנו “בני איש אחד”. והשניה: לעמוד אל מול השפעות חיצוניות מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, י”א טבת תשע”ו, 23/12/2015 רגע לפני שבני ישראל הופכים לעם ישראל, רגע לפני תחילת השעבוד,… Continue Reading אור תורה: ויחי תשע”ו

"Parsha to the Point" – Vayechi 5776

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Vayechi, the last of the weekly portions in the Book of Genesis (Bereishit), relates Yaakov’s deeds during his final days in Egypt. Yaakov’s departure from this world was a process that began when he had Yosef swear to bury him in the Land of… Continue Reading "Parsha to the Point" – Vayechi 5776