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Perashat Bo & Hashem's Signs

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Jan 18, 2018 12:50 PM Bo
In this week’s Parasha we will encounter the last of the ten plagues that Hashem brought upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians. If we look ba...

Perashat Bo: Deities of Egypt

By Mr. Victor Bibi Jan 18, 2018 12:45 PM Bo
Our freedom from Egypt was dependent on the humiliation of their deities. This is hinted at in a teaching from the Talmud (Sukkah 29) You wi...

Perashat Va'era The Plagues and Control of the Spiritual Neck

By Mr. Victor Bibi Jan 10, 2018 01:17 PM Vaeira
During the servitude of Israel - the Egyptian sorcerers had catapulted פרעה and the מצרים into an elevated spiritual location. This...

Perashat Va'eira: Reaching Our Potential

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Jan 10, 2018 01:07 PM Vaeira
At the end of last week’s Parasha, Pharaoh, in retaliation for Moshe's request to free B'nei Yisrael, decides to punish them b...

Perashat Shemot: Guests in a Foreign Land

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Jan 03, 2018 01:52 PM Shemot
Parashat Shemot begins with the death of Yoseph and the shevatiim. This brings us to a new era, whic...

Perashat Shemot: Datan and Aviram

By Mr. Victor Bibi Jan 03, 2018 01:48 PM Shemot
The names of Datan and Aviram are interpreted allegorically in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 109). Datan bec...

Perashat Vayechi & How We Say Shemah

By Mr. Victor Bibi Dec 28, 2017 01:33 PM Vayechi
The Covert Recitation of Baruch Shem Yaakov asks his sons to assemble and gather themselves in or...

Perashat Vayechi & Parenting

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Dec 28, 2017 01:24 PM Vayechi
At the end of last week’s Parashat Vayigash, Yaakov comes down to Egypt, finally meets his lon...

Perashat Vayigash & the Two Trees of Gan Eden

By Mr. Victor Bibi Dec 21, 2017 07:07 PM Vayigash
Two Trees of Gan Eden - 70 Souls - 70 Nations The Ohr HaHayyim teaches that the souls of man were...

Perashat Vayigash: Everything is from Hashem

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Dec 21, 2017 07:03 PM Vayigash
Last week’s Parasha ended with Yoseph instructing his servant to place food and money in the s...

Perashat Miketz: Danger on the Road

By Mr. Victor Bibi Dec 14, 2017 01:28 PM Miketz
The Talmud in Berakhot (29-30) rules that one who sets out "laderekh - on the road", is re...

Perashat Miketz & Hanukkah

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Dec 14, 2017 01:25 PM Miketz
The Parasha begins: Vayehi miketz shnataim yamiim uparoah cholem.  "It happ...

Perashat Vayeshev & the Twelve Sons' Roles

By Mr. Victor Bibi Dec 08, 2017 11:52 AM Vayeshev
In Defense of Yosef In order to properly evaluate the narrative which hi-lights the disconnect be...

Perashat Vayeshev & Small Acts of Kindness

By Rabbi Alex Miller Dec 08, 2017 11:45 AM Vayeshev
It is said in Parashat Vayeshev within Passuk 40:6, "Why are your faces sad today?" Yos...

Perashat Vayeshev: Focusing on the Good

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Dec 08, 2017 11:36 AM Vayeshev
The Parasha begins with the Passuk, "Yaacov settled in the land of his father's sojour...

Perashat Vayishlach & Overcoming Our Yetzer Harah

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Dec 01, 2017 11:15 AM Vayishlach
Parashat Vayishlach begins as Yaakov is leaving Lavan's house with his wives, their children and...

Perashat Vayetze: The Eye Within the Eye

By Mr. Victor Bibi Nov 28, 2017 09:51 AM Vayetze
The light associated with the first day of creation ויאמר ה יהי אור&...

Perashat Vayetze & Helping Others

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Nov 28, 2017 09:46 AM Vayetze
At the end of last week’s Parasha, we learned that Yaakov received the Berachot from Yitzchak,...

Perashat Toldot & Children

By Mr. Victor Bibi Nov 16, 2017 10:45 AM Toledot
Children Are Not Dependant on the Chamber of Merit  It is commonly understood that both Yish...