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Parshat Vayigash 5778
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the beginning of this week's parsha Yehuda steps forward to speak to Yosef. The first pasuk says Vayigash Eilav Yehuda, and Yehuda approached him, referring to Yosef. He beseeches Yosef to allow him to be a slave to him instead of Binyamin in order to save his father Yaakov from despair a Read more...

Parshat Vayechi 5778
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha that Yaakov Avinu tells Yosef (Chapter 48, Pasuk 22), V'Ani  Nasati Lecha Shchem Achad al Achecha Asher Lakachti Miyad Ha'Emori B'Charbi U'Bekashti. Behold I have given you Shechem over your brothers which I took from the Emorites with my sword and my arrow. Seemin Read more...

Parshat Bereishis 5779
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The opening words of this week's parsha, Bereishis Bara Elokim es Hashamayim v'es Ha'aretz, present a problem in how to understand its simple meaning. Rashi points out that these words can't mean Hashem first created the heavens and the earth, because this is not the order of creation. Rather Rashi Read more...

Parshat Noach 5779
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the very first pasuk in this week's parsha Eileh Toldos Noach, Noach Ish Tzadik Tamim Hayah BeDorosav. Rashi comments that the Torah seems to be poised to explain to us who the progeny of Noach were, Eileh Toldos Noach, and instead continues by praising the deeds of Noach. The offspring o Read more...