Parshat Hashavua

Parshah Vayigash: Truth Comes From an Open Heart

Good Shabbos! Chazal (chachmenu zichronam l’uvracha – our wise sages of blessed memory) share with us that a dvar me’halev nichnas halev (a speech from the heart enters the heart). In this week’s parshah, Vayigash, this becomes evident. The pasicha of our sedra (the opening section of our weekly Torah portion) educates us on how… Continue reading Parshah Vayigash: Truth Comes From an Open Heart

Parshat Hashavua

Parshah Miketz: Although I Don’t Know if it’s a Good Time…

Shabbat Shalom! Miketz is the culmination and summation of the cycle of dreams. Last week Joseph, the head baker, and the wine steward all had dreams. Joseph is imprisoned and what we would refer to today as a pre-trial detainee, but in those times his fate had been sealed…or had it? It all comes down… Continue reading Parshah Miketz: Although I Don’t Know if it’s a Good Time…

Parshat Hashavua

Parshah Vayeishev: It’s Not About What You Say…

Shabbat Shalom! In this week’s parshah we learn about Joseph. Joseph we know as the dreamer, however he is also commonly referred to as Yosef ha’tzadik (Joseph the righteous), which begs the question…was he really a righteous person? In the beginning of chapter 37 we are told that Joseph would bring evil reports about his… Continue reading Parshah Vayeishev: It’s Not About What You Say…