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Hadassah Magazine article about Achotenu
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By |January 26th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Parshat Va’ayra

Why was the Plague of Blood not enough?
 At first glance, Moses could have limited the number of plagues to one. Had Moses said to Pharaoh: “Until the Children of Israel are freed, I will not take away this plague” (and he would not content himself with promises), there is no […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Parshat Shemot

Who is a Man?
“Now it came to pass in those days that Moses grew up and went out to his brothers and looked at their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian man striking a Hebrew man of his brothers. He turned this way and that way, and he saw that […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Parshat Vayechi

Human or Divine Mission
The Parshot focusing on the story of Yosef reveal an interesting fact. The root word, shin…lamed…chet, (של”ח), meaning “send”, appears 27 times! What does this signify? Let us cite a few of the primary cases in which this appears:

Yaakov sends Yosef to his brothers
The brothers […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Parshat Vayigash

There is no substitute for parents
Yosef arrives in Egypt. The wife of Potiphar attempts to seduce him. What saved him from sinning? Our Sages tell us: the image of his father appeared before him. The impact of a parent’s image and memories of one’s parents are immeasurable. The power and […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

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By |January 5th, 2017|Events, klalyen|0 Comments

Parshat Vayeshev

True Dreams – Erroneous Interpretations
Yosef’s dreams seem transparently obvious. His brothers grasp their meaning at once. In contrast, the other dreams that appear in the following weekly Torah readings are complex. They have no simple resolution. Only Yosef can interpret the baker’s, the butler’s, and Pharaoh’s dreams.


Perhaps Yosef’s brothers, unlike […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Parshat Vayishlach

War or Peace? The Role of Tefilla
Our Parsha opens with Yaakov sending “angels” to Esau: (Genesis 32, 4-6)

“Jacob sent angels ahead of him to his brother Esau, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom. And he commanded them, saying, “So shall you say to my master to Esau, […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Parshat Vayetze

“Give me Children”
In this and other “Parshas” two of our Matriarchs express their great anguish, to the point of despairing of life itself. Rachel was infertile and childless.  “And Rachel saw that she had not borne to Jacob, and Rachel envied her sister, and she said to Jacob, […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Parshat Toldot

Wells & Dreams
Avraham Avinu dug wells. Yitzchak Avinu dug wells. Digging wells was clearly vital for sustaining life. Yet, it seems the Torah places an inordinate emphasis on this matter. Why?

Genesis 26, 20: And the shepherds of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s shepherds, saying, “The water is ours”; so he named […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments