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Vayeshev– Erev Chanukah
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha Eileh Toldos Yaakov Yosef; the Torah introduces the progeny of Yaakov with Yosef. Rashi comments on the first pasuk in the parsha that the reason for this can be found in the pasuk in Ovadia, V’Hayah Beis Yaakov Eish U’Veis Yosef Lehavah, U’Veis Read more...

Mikeitz - Shabbos Chanukah
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha (Chapter 41, Pasuk 14), Vayishlach Pharaoh Vaykira es Yosef Va’Yeritzuhu min Ha’Bor. Pharaoh is informed by the Sar Hamashkim about Yosef and his abilities to interpret dreams and he is immediately rushed up from the pit in which he was incarcerated. T Read more...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha the beginning of Galus Mitzrayim when Bnei Yisrael go down to Egypt. When the Torah lists the names of the seventy members of Yaakov's family who go down to Egypt, it states (Chapter 46, Pasuk 27), Kol HaNefesh L'Veis Yaakov Ha'Ba'ah Mitzraymah Shivi'im. The word Nefesh Read more...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

The parsha begins with the words Vayechi Yaakov B’Eretz Mitzrayim. The Meshech Chachmah explains what the Torah is teaching by emphasizing that Yaakov lived seventeen years in Egypt. (There is a well-known Zohar which explains that Yaakov’s main “chiyus” of his life were the Read more...