ADV Parsha Vayechi

 ויחי  בס”ד Parshas ויחי completes ספר בראשית which is also called ספר הישר and the ספר יצירה. This is a פרשה סתומה  where Rashi gives two reasons why. When Yaakov was נפטר, the eyes and hearts of כלל ישראל were closed, and when יעקב wanted to מגלה the קץ, it was נסתם ממנו. The fact…

Calling for Salvation – from Yaakov to You

Yeshua Centered Orthodox Judaism by RAV YAKOV BAR YOSEF Genesis 49:16-19(16) Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. (17) Dan shall be a serpent in the way, a horned snake in the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that his rider falls backward. (18) I wait [sic] for Thy…

Parashat Vayechi / פרשת ויחי

Taste and See HASHEM is Good! For the cloud of HASHEM would be on the Tabernacle by day, and the fire would be on it by night before the eyes of all the children of Israel throughout their journeys. (Shemos 40:38) Perhaps your heart will say, “Just as it shined for Israel did it not…

Bo Melek Yeshua

“Come Adoni Yeshua” (Hebrew: Bo Yeshua) has been a cry of my heart since I first gave my life to Him

DIVREY YA’AKOV LESSON 5

CHAPTER FIVETHE GIVING OF TORAH AT MT. SINAI.THE RESULTS OF EVERY HOUR A JEW LEARNS THEHOLY TORAH, AND FEELINGS OF CLOSENESS TOHASHEM RESULTING FROM TORAH STUDY[INCLUDING SOME ASPECTS OF BELIEF IN HASHEM] The giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai is described at length inthe Torah in parshat Yitro – see the text inside for…

ADV Parashat Vayigash

We read ויגש as we enter the month of טבת, a dark and cold month both physically and spiritually. In טבת we have what is known as the האפילה ימי תשלש, which is the ח, ט and י of טבת. On טבת ח, the Torah was translated into Greek, of which is equated with the…

Parashat Vayigash / פרשת ויגש

VAYIGASH Torah Reading: VAYIGASH Gen. 44:18-47:27. “AND JUDAH STEPPED FORWARD.” The key to the dramatic encounter between Judah and Joseph with which our parshah of VAYIGASH begins is to be found in the Haftara our sages attached to this parshah: Ezekiel’s vision of the joining of the two sticks. One stick the prophet was to…

ADV Parashat Miketz מקץ

The מדרש brings from איוב the phrase קץ שם לחשך, which means an end to the darkness. Yosef comes out of prison, the dungeon he was in for ten years. As we saw before, חשך stands for the Greek empire, which also came to an end with the נס of חנוכה. This is always the…

Rosh Chodesh Tevet

Rosh Chodesh Tevet 2020 / רֹאשׁ חודש טֵבֵת 5781 Rosh Chodesh Tevet (Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet) for Hebrew Year 5781 began on Tuesday, 15 December 2020 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet. Tevet is the 10th month of the Hebrew year. Corresponds to December or January…

DIVREY YA’AKOV LESSON FOUR

THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF TORAH STUDY AND MITZVOTIN THE UPPER WORLDS, THE BENEFITS FOR THE JEWISHNATION AND HOW A PERSON MUST AWAKENHIMSELF TO SERVE HASHEM, THEREBY HELPING THEJEWISH PEOPLE It is clear from the holy Zohar and other Kabbalistic booksthat apart from our world, Hashem created many countlessmultitudes of worlds and higher spiritual energies. Through themitzvot…

Days of Chanukah- Days of Faith

The Days of Chanukah- Days of Faith As opposed to the other holidays and festivals which were already existent since Hashem gave the Torah to the Jewish nation, the holidays of Purim and Chanukah were brought about through two wicked men, Haman and Antiochus. Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l writes that Purim and Chanukah have…

Parashat Miketz / פרשת מקץ

Early on in his laws of repentance, Maimonides gives us a definition of the highest form of repentance: What is complete repentance? When we are confronted with a situation in which we previously sinned and could do so again, but this time we desist not out of fear or weakness but because we have repented….