The Revelation of …..

Posted by on Dec 25, 2020 | 0 comments

The Revelation of …..

THE REVEALING! This week’s Parsha (reading) of the scriptures concerns the revealing of a man whom many presumptiously thought dead. When his brothers turned against him in anger, threw him in a pit for being what they thought was arrogant and presumptious, and then finally sold him off to some unscrupulous gangs traveling along the road to Egypt….they thought they were rid of their ‘problem’. Not so. Nothing is ever that simple! We ourselves try to get rid of our problems by dumping them into a pit, passing them off to an unsuspecting soul and believing that we have...

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Vayigash-Genesis 44:18-47:27

Posted by on Dec 22, 2020 | 2 comments

Vayigash-Genesis 44:18-47:27

18 Then Judah went up to him and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’ 20 And we said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age. His brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother’s children, and his father loves him.’ 21 Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’ 22 We said to my lord, ‘The...

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Light in Dark Times (Vayetse 5781)

Posted by on Nov 26, 2020 | 0 comments

Light in Dark Times (Vayetse 5781)

LIGHT IN DARK TIMES  – VAYETSE 5781 What is it that made Jacob – not Abraham or Isaac or Moses – the true father of the Jewish people? We are called the “congregation of Jacob,” “the Children of Israel.” Jacob/Israel is the man whose name we bear. Yet Jacob did not begin the Jewish journey; Abraham did. Jacob faced no trial like that of Isaac at the Binding. He did not lead the people out of Egypt or bring them the Torah. To be sure, all his children stayed within the faith, unlike Abraham or Isaac. But that simply pushes the question back one level. Why did he succeed where Abraham...

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Parsha Chayei Sarah

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 | 0 comments

Parsha Chayei Sarah

Introduction to Parsha #5: Chayei Sarah Torah: Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31 B’rit Chadasha: I Corinthians 15:35-58   What a beautiful parsha we are follwing this week! This week’s parsha is all about two amazing, astounding, godly women! Two ‘eishet chayils’ … women of virtue, valor and strenth! The bible has many instances of ‘eishet chayils’, but these two…these two stand head and shoulders above the rest. Why do I say that? I say that because they are the example that all the rest follow.  And, by the way, they are whom...

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Parsha Vayera

Posted by on Nov 6, 2020 | 0 comments

Parsha Vayera

THIS WEEK Righteous and Just Vayera – Torah : Genesis 18:1-22:24| Prophets : 2 Kings 4:1-37| Gospel : Luke 17:28-37   Identifying a single incident – or statement – that, in retrospect, changed the entire course of history, is one of the most exhilarating discoveries. We have one such verse in this week’s Torah portion: For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they will keep G-d’s way, to do righteousness and justice (Genesis 18:19). Indeed, therein lays the secret of Abraham’s eternal success. As the sequence of the verses suggests: The...

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Noah Genesis 6:9-11:32

Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 | 0 comments

Noah Genesis 6:9-11:32

Another great article from Aish! Noah 5781: Talk about Delugional! Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32) This week’s Torah portion is called Noah – named after the man the Almighty charged with saving a sliver of mankind and the creatures that inhabited the earth. Noah was a righteous man, in fact he is the only person in the entire Torah to be called a tzaddik – a righteous person (ibid 6:9). Noah is not considered the first Jew – that title belongs to Abraham. Thus, quite remarkably, the only person in the entire Torah to be called a tzaddik was a non-Jew! “God said to Noah; ‘The end of all...

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