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by Rabbi Duvi BenSoussan

When the life throws things at you and everything falls apart, Eisav has taught us how to stop the life's beating, tests and bring back the good old days back. When Eisav & Yaakov met and what they understood that change read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

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by Rabbi Eli Mansour

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by Ariel Bar Tzadok

I am going to speak here in generalities in order to more easily communicate my point. Please do not allow yourselves to be distracted by my choice of words. I have my reasons for using them, as I do.

There is a tremendou read more »
The Blessing Of The World

Many of the concepts in Chassidus in this Sedra are very difficult
although the story so far sounds deceptively simple.

Having learned of Avraham as Chesed and Yitzchok as Gevurah, we see
that each extreme yielded i 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 2nd & 3rd Aliyot: It's the year 220 read more »
"And Yaakov sent messengers." (32:4)

QUESTION: Rashi comments: "Malachim mamash" - "Actual angels."

What right did Yaakov have to use Hashem's angels as his
messengers?

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by Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe

(Links to the audio appear after the text)

Esau says to Ya'aqob Abinu (Jacob), 'a"h, "I have plenty" (Bereshith 33:9). This is the way of the Resha'im (wicked). They have three bad character traits which are f read more »
These divrei Torah were adapted from the hashkafa portion of Rabbi Yissocher Frand's Commuter Chavrusah Tapes on the weekly portion: Tape # 703 - The Bracha on a Mitzvah: When? Good Shabbos!

The Torah describes Yaakov's positioning of his famil read more »
Rashi comments on the above pasuk, "You might think that he comes toward you as a brother. He is not. The four hundred men that he has gathered together are a war party, and you are to be the victim. Eisav is coming as Eisav!" Yet, despite Eisav' read more »
After Yaacov defeated the Angel of Esav he asked him"whats ur name"? The angel responded "why do u ask 4 my name".Our Sages r bothered why didn't he give His name?

Bh tuesdays(starting this week) I will be giving classes on a point from para read more »
Women's Corner
by Rabbanith Ruth Menashe

The meeting between the twin brothers, Ya'aqob Abinu (Jacob) and 'Esau, who had not seen each other for thirty four years, is dramatic and suspenseful. Their conversation reveals much about their pers read more »
Our father Yaakov sends emissaries to meet his brother Eisav and attempst to mollify him and to head off a possibly violent and even fatal confrontation. There are differing opinions in Midrash and the commentaries whether these emissaries were ange read more »


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