Parashat Yitro / פרשת יתרו

YISRO Torah Reading: YISRO Exodus 18:1-20:23 WE ARE ALL CONVERTS It is fitting that the parashah which tells of the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai is named after Yisro (Jethro), Moses’ father-in-law — a convert. Indeed, all those who witnessed the Giving of the Torah were […]

ADV Parsha Beshalach

 שבת שירה  בשלח בס”ד   The number of pesukim in בשלח is 116, the סימן being יד אמונה, based on the pasuk ויהי ידיו אמונה עד בא השמש. Moshe’s hands were spread out in ‘faith’. However there were still doubts in אמונה, by the yidden, as they were on the 49th level of טומאה […]

Parashat Vaera / פרשת וארא

Parashat Va’era פרשת וארא “And I appeared” “And God spoke to Moses…” (Exodus 6:2) Torah Portion: Exodus 6:2-9:35
 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29-21 B’rit Chadash/New Covenant: Romans 9:14-33 Shabbat |9 January 2016 | 28 Tevet 5776 THE PHARAOH WITHIN US “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and when he […]

Parashat Shemot / פרשת שמות

Rashi on Moses   שמות ב׳:ב׳ (ב) וַתַּ֥הַר הָאִשָּׁ֖ה וַתֵּ֣לֶד בֵּ֑ן וַתֵּ֤רֶא אֹתוֹ֙ כִּי־ט֣וֹב ה֔וּא וַֽתִּצְפְּנֵ֖הוּ שְׁלֹשָׁ֥ה יְרָחִֽים׃ Exodus 2:2 (2) And the woman conceived, and bore a son; and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.   רש”י על שמות ב׳:ב׳:א׳ […]

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 […]

Parashat Miketz / פרשת מקץ

Parashat Miketz – 08 December 2018 Torah: Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 8th aliyah: Numbers 28:9 – 28:15 | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah Maftir: Numbers 7:42 – 7:47 | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah Summary Parashat Miketz is the 10th weekly reading in […]

Advanced Parsha 08 – Vayetzei Zohar

1 “And Ya’akov went out from Be’er Sheva…”In this section of secret Torah teachings, Rabbi Chiya discusses the symbolism and meaning of Ecclesiastes’ resonant verse, “The sun also rises,and the sun goes down, and hastens to its place where it rises again.” The verse refers to Ya’akov, when […]

Parsha Vayishlach

  וישלח  בס”ד   In וישלח which is the eighth Parsha, the end of the Parsha speaks of the eight kings of אדום.  After the reign of these eight kings,   כלל ישראל had their eight kings כשזה קם זה נופל from the prophesy to Rivka ולאם מלאם יאמץ. Yaakov is working […]