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Parshat Vayigash 5779
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha that Yosef reveals himself to his brothers. When he tells them who he is, the pasuk states (Chapter 45, Pasuk 3), V'Lo Yachlu Echav La'anos Oso Ki Nivhalu Mipanav, his brothers weren't able to respond to him because they were too shocked from him. Rashi explains that th Read more...

Parshat Vayechi 5779
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha that Yaakov gives a blessing to Yosef and his children. The Medrash Rabbah (97, 3) compares two phrases Yaakov employs (Chapter 48, Pasukim 15-16); Ha'Elokim Ha'Roeh Osi and Ha'Malach Ha'Goel Osi. The Medrash teaches that we learn from here a comparison between Parnasah Read more...

Parshat Bereishis 5780
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha (Chapter 2, Pasuk 3), Vayevarech Elokim es Yom Ha'Shvi'i Vayekadesh Oso, Gd blessed and sanctified Shabbos. Rashi explains that the bracha of Shabbos was the double portion of mahn Bnei Yisrael received for Shabbos on Erev Shabbos, and the sanctification of Shabbos was Read more...

Parshat Noach 5780
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the first pasuk in this week's parsha, Eileh Toldos Noach, Noach Ish Tzadik Tamim Hayah B'Dorosav, es Ha'Elokim Hishalech Noach. Rashi comments on the last words, Hashem walked with Noach, Noach needed to be supported by Hashem. Avraham Avinu, however, was more independent, and the Torah Read more...