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Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha of Yitzchak’s intention of giving his bracha to Eisav. However, Yaakov, following his mother’s instructions, takes the bracha instead. It seems difficult to understand how Yitzchak could want to give his blessing to Eisav, his wicked son, over Yaakov t Read more...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha that after Yosef is born to Rachel, Yaakov tells Lavan he would like to return home. The pasuk says (Chapter 30, Pasuk 25), Vayehi Ka’asher Yaldah Rachel es Yosef, Vayomer Yaakov el Lavan Shalcheinee V’Aylcha el Mekomi U’Lartzi. After Rachel gave Read more...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the beginning of this week’s parsha of Yaakov’s preparations for meeting his brother. He prays to Hashem (Chapter 32, Pasuk 12), Hatzileinu Nah Miyad Achi Miyad Eisav. Save me from the hands of my brother, from the hands of Eisav. The commentators discuss the fact that the pas Read more...

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...