Parshat Vaera 5784 2024

PARSHAT VAERA GOD’S NAME “I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai, but I did not make Myself known to them by My name Yud-Hay-Vav-Hay.”  (Exodus 6:2)             At the beginning of this week’s...

Parshat Shmot 5784 2024

PARSHAT SHMOT NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY “He [Moses] turned this way and that and saw there was no man, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.”  (Exodus 2:12) On March 13, 1964 on the streets of New York City, Kitty Genovese, a 28-year-old bartender was...

Parshat Vayechi 5784 2023

PARSHAT VAYECHI GRANDCHILDREN “Now, your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, shall be mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine no less than Reuben and Simeon.”  (Genesis 48:5)...

Parshat Vayigash 5784 2023

PARSHAT VAYIGASH WHO IS JUDAH? “Judah stepped forth to him [Joseph] and said, allow your servant to speak a word in the ears of my lord, do not be angry with your servant for you are like Pharaoh.”  (Genesis 44:18)...

Parshat Miketz 5784 2023

PARSHAT MIKETZ INTERPRETING DREAMS “Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, but no one can interpret it. Now I have heard it said of you that for you to hear a dream is to tell its meaning.” (Genesis 41:15)...