Parshas Bo in a Nutshell

Parshas Bo in a Nutshell

Hashem commands Moshe Moshe warns Pharaoh The servants of Pharaoh protest Pharaoh permits the Jews to go Moshe explains that everyone must come Pharaoh retracts Hashem commands Moshe and Moshe brings the locust The locust eat everything Pharaohs asks Moshe to pray The...

A Beloved Star

A Beloved Star

Rashi explains that that hashem counted the Shvatim in the beginning of tha Parsha, so we could know that they are compared to stars.  Just as hashem calls each star by name and counts them as they leave, so too the Shvatim were called by name and counted after they...

Who is the true judge?

Who is the true judge?

“Am I in HaShem’s place” asked Yosef. Man can only see the result, not the intention, therefore man could not judge another on his intention. (Rav Shimshon Rafael Hirsch Zatza”l)

Parshas Miketz in a Nutshell

Parshas Miketz in a Nutshell

Two years after Yosef asked the Cup-Bearer to intervene to Pharaoh on his behalf, Pharaoh had a dream. In the dream, he was standing on the banks of the Nile river, when seven fat cows came out and grazed in the marsh. Then, seven gaunt cows came out after them ate...

Parshas Vayeshev in a nutshell

Parshas Vayeshev in a nutshell

Parshas Va`Yayshev in a Nutshell Part 1 Parshas Vayeshev begins with the story of Yosef’s friction with his brothers. The context of the story is explained by Rashi in two ways:   It is the beginning of the story of how Bnei Yisrael came to settlement.   Yaakov Avinu...

Shechem

Shechem

[34:25] . . . Shimon and Levi took their swords and entered the city [Shechem] confidently . . . Rashi: They were confident for they relied on the merit of their forefather [Yitzckok or Avraham]. May Hashem protect us from all harm as well, in the merit of our...

Food For Guests

Food For Guests

  Parsha Vayeira: רש"י בראשית פרק יח וירא - מהו וירא וירא שני פעמים, הראשון כמשמעו והשני לשון הבנה, נסתכל שהיו נצבים במקום אחד והבין שלא היו רוצים להטריחו ואף על פי שיודעים היו שיצא לקראתם, עמדו במקומם לכבודו ולהראותו שלא רצו להטריחו, וקדם הוא ורץ לקראתם. Chazal...