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Vayishlach
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha how Yaakov prepares himself for his upcoming encounter with Eisav. As Rashi teaches, he prepared himself in three ways; L'Doron, L'Tefillah, U'LeMilchamah. He brought his brother a significant gift, he davened to Hashem, and he readied himself for the possibility of war Read more...

Vayeishev
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha Yosef's encounter with the wife of Potiphar. Yosef rejects her advances as the Torah indicates (Chapter 39, Pasuk 8), Ve'Yama'ein Vayomar, he refused her and he told her how inappropriate it would be for him to engage in such immoral behavior. The Medrash Rabbah on the Read more...

Vayigash
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the beginning of this week's parsha that Yehuda approaches Yosef and requests that he be allowed to remain in Egypt as a slave to Yosef and that Binyamin should be allowed to return home. The Medrash teaches different opinions as to what Yehuda was doing. Some say he was preparing for war Read more...

Vayechi
Rabbi Jablinowitz

There is a remarkable similarity between Yaakov blessing his grandchildren, Ephraim and Menashe, in this week’s parsha and Yitzchak blessing his children in parshas Toldos. Just as the younger Yaakov received the blessing over his older brother Eisav, so too Yaakov blesses the younger Ephraim Read more...