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by Shmuel Katanov

It pained Joseph to see this. Meam Loez says, that Joseph thought that Jacob considered Manashe to be a mamzer - from Potifar's wife and that is why he placed his left hand on him and the right hand on the second son. read more »

He clearly isn’t angry, but how has he responded to their apology?

The Baal Haturim suggests that this is intended to be ironic, poetic justice. He was not the first to use this expression – it had been used y read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

In the beginning of Parashat Vayehi, Yaakob summons Yosef shortly before his death and has him make an oath promising to bring his remains back to Eretz Yisrael for burial. Yaakob here asks his son to perform “Hesed Ve’emet” read more »
by Rabbi Yaaqob Menashe

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Rabbi Shafier from Shmuz

Radio Show: It deals with some compelling issues in the community. There also, few calls in questions that brought up some interesting topics. Enjoy. read more »
By Ariel Bar Tzadok

"The staff shall not depart from Yehuda, nor the scepter from between his feet, until Shiloh comes, and the obedience of the people be his."
(Bereshit 49,10)

In this week's parasha, Ya'aqov Avinu blesses his sons bef read more »
Reuben and Judah: A Psychological Profile

by: Rabbi YY Jacobson

Summary of essay: Each of us is called to lead, in one shape or another. We are leaders in our families, companies, and communities; some of are given an opportunity to influence read more »
by Rabbi Frand

Yaakov asked his son Yosef to "do for me a kindness and a truth. Do not bury me in Egypt." [Bereshis 47: 29]. Rash"i on this verse cites a very famous statement of our Sages: "Kindness that is done with the deceased is called read more »
What's the first thing you see when you walk into a person's house or

That depends, of course, on how the house is decorated as well as their
own personal taste and style.

Sometimes the first thing you'll see are flowers.

So read more »
Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.

1st Aliya: In the year 2255, Yakov was 1 read more »

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