There’s an old saying that everything happens for a reason. In this week’s Torah portion, Vayigash, Joseph finally reveals his identity to his brothers. The brothers are overcome by shame and remorse for what they did to Joseph. But Joseph says something very interesting to them. Joseph says, “It was not you who sent me […]
There are lots of different ways we wrestle. Some of us wrestle with difficult decisions. Some of us wrestle with the weight of our family and our friends, and some of us wrestle in other ways. In this week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach, Jacob wrestles with a mysterious figure. Some say it was an angel. Some […]
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Well Charlie Brown, sounds to me like you never heard the stories in Parsha Noach, this week’s Torah portion…because a whole lotta people got killed in the rain. Parsha Noah tells the story of a man named Noah (there’s the surprise of the century) who was a holy man in his time. Now, the whole […]
Tish b’Av, a holy day of sadness, commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, a day when we read the Book of Lamentations and on which many fast. Is there any benefit to living in the past, focusing on tragedy? Or can we perhaps learn a lesson from tragedy? Rabbi Michael Bernstein of […]