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PARASHAT VAYIGASH

"Do Not Argue on the Way”   Yosef Hatzadik sends his brothers from Egypt back to their father Ya'akov, saying to them, "do not argue on the way".   Rashi explains that he was worried that they might quarrel over his sale on the way, each of them accusing the...

PARASHAT BAMIDBAR

From the World of Rabbi Avraham Kook (First Chief Rabbi of Eretz Yisrael) “The Torah is embedded in the Jewish spirit. The abstract spirit of Israel encompasses everything, the light of G-d, the purpose of existence, the spiritual life-source. When the Torah gains a stronger foothold, when its knowledge spreads,...

PARASHAT VAYIGASH

The Siege on Jerusalem – Then and Now   On the Tenth of Tevet, Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia encamped on Jerusalem and brought it under cruel siege, resulting in the destruction of the First Temple. For that reason, we have a public fast on that day.   Kitzur Shulchan Aruch...