Parashah Insights

Personal insights concerning “parshiot ha-shavuah” (weekly Torah portions). Often, you can find real connections between the parashat hashavuah and what is happening in the world at that time. Torah scholars past and present give us knowledge and inspire us to contemplate different levels of meaning. I think we gain a little more when we add our own insight.

Joseph's Dream Of Sheaves

Parashat Vayeishev Part 1

Veyeishev Part 1: Jacob plans to settle in the land of his father and live a tranquil rest of his life. Unfortunately, things don’t go so smoothly, ever. Joseph, his favorite son, tells his brothers about his dreams. Joseph’s brothers hate him for the way he behaves. They are also jealous of him, especially after they hear his dreams.

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Bereishit – Of Darkness And Lightness

בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ First, God created the Heavens and the Earth. As if it was an answer to a question, the first Book of Moses, Bereishit (Genesis), begins with a series of events way too enormous for us to fathom. The Author of these books used metaphors and imagery that we […]

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