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Parshat Vayetze 5778
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha that Yaakov Avinu after his dream went to the land where Lavan lived. The pasuk tells us upon his arrival (Chapter 29, Pasuk 2), Vayar V'HIneh Be'er Ba'Sadeh V'Hineh Shelosha Edrei Tzon…V'Ha'Even Gedolah al Pi Ha'Be'er. He saw a well and there were three flocks o Read more...

Parshat Vayishlach 5778
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the beginning of this week's parsha of Yaakov's preparation for his reunion with this brother Eisav. He tells his messengers, or angels, to inform Eisav (Chapter 32, Pasuk 6), Vayehi Li Shor Va'Chamor Tzon V'Eved V'Shifchah, I have oxen, donkeys, sheep, and male and female slaves. However Read more...

Parshat Vayeshev 5778
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha about Yosef fighting off the advances of the wife of Potiphar. The pasuk tells us (Chapter 39, Pasuk 10), Vayehi K'Dabra el Yosef Yom Yom, she spoke to him every day. The Gemara in Yoma 35B teaches Begadim Shelavsha Lo Shacharis, Lo Lavsha Lo Arvis, etc. The Gemara teac Read more...

Parshat Miketz- Chanukah 5778
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The Bach in Siman 670 teaches that Bnei Yisrael were being negligent about the Avodah in the Beis Hamikdash during the time of the Greeks. As a result their punishment was commensurate with their sin and the Karban Tamid brought daily in the Beis Hamikdash was nullified by the king. And it was only Read more...