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Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha of Yosef’s encounter with the wife of Potiphar. When she approaches Yosef and asks him to be with her, he refuses her advances. There are a number of references in the Torah and in the Medrashim in this episode which serve as a guide and a model for every in Read more...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha that Hashem appears to Yaakov Avinu as he is preparing to go down to Egypt to see his son Yosef. He tells him (Chapter 46 Pasuk 3) Al Tirah Me’redah Mitzraymah, do not be afraid to go down to Egypt. Rashi comments that we see from here that Yaakov Avinu was Read more...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

Rashi comments on the first pasuk in this week’s parsha that our parsha is a “parsha setuma”, a closed parsha. This means that there is no space in the Sefer Torah between the end of last week’s parsha and the beginning of our parsha. The reason for this, Rashi teaches in his Read more...