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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...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the first pasuk in this week's parsha, Es Ha'Elokim Hishalech Noach, Noach walked with Hashem. Rashi on the pasuk brings a famous Chazal which contrasts Noach with Avraham. This pasuk indicates that Noach needed support since it says that Noach walked with Gd. Avraham, on the other hand, Read more...

Lech Lecha
Rabbi Jablinowitz

This week's parsha begins with Hashem commanding Avraham Avinu (Chapter 12, Pasuk 1), Lech Lecha Me'Artzecha U'Mi'Moladetacha U'Mibeis Avicha el Ha'Aretz Asher Ar'eka. Hashem commands Avraham to leave his home and his birthplace and go to a land He will show him. The Ramban asks, how is it that the Read more...