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Parshas Vayeishev
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the beginning of this week's parsha the well-known comment of Rashi on the opening words of the parsha, Vayeshev Yaakov, and Yaakov dwelled. Rashi comments, Bikesh Yaakov Leishev B'Shalvah, Kafatz Alav Rozo shel Yosef. Yaakov wished to dwell in peace and tranquility, when the ordeal of Yo Read more...

Parshat Vayigash
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha (Chapter 45, Pasuk 27), Vayar es Ha'Agalos Asher Shalach Yosef Laseis Oso, Vatechi Ruach Yaakov Avihem. When Yaakov Avinu saw the wagons sent by Yosef his spirits were uplifted and he believed that Yosef was in fact alive. Rashi explains that the Agaloswe Read more...

Parshat Vayechi
Rabbi Jablinowitz

When Yosef brings his children, Ephraim and Menashe, to his father Yaakov for a bracha, he puts Menashe the bechor on his right side and Ephraim to his left. The Torah teaches that Yaakov pulls a switch, and puts his right hand on Ephraim and his left on Menashe. The Torah calls this Seekel Es Read more...

Parshat Bereishis 5777
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha about the sin of Adam HaRishon and his banishment from Gan Eden. When Hashem first takes him into the Gan the pasuk says (Chapter 2, Pasuk 15), Vayikach Hashem Elokim es Ha'Adam Vayanicheihu B'Gan Eden L'Avdah U'Leshamrah. Hashem took Adam HaRishon into Gan Eden to work Read more...