Parshat Vayechi – Leetal Nachassi

This weeks Parsha is Parshat Vayechi, which means “and he lives”. In the parsha, Yaakov blesses his son, Yoseph, and basically tells his other sons that they are not...

Parshat Vayigash – Jake Kupferberg

In this parsha, Yoseph reveals himself to his brothers, as their brother and convinces them to move down to Egypt and he takes his entire family. Yoseph has spoken...

Parshat Mikeitz – Channa Loebenstein

This week’s parsha is about the rise of Yosef to power, after suffering years of torment and torture. Yosef’s immediate response to his new royal position is to marry...

Losing That Fancy Coat

There is a news story that has been circulating online recently about a Rabbi from Connecticut named Noah Muroff, who purchased a desk on Craigslist for $150. When it...

Parshat Vayeishev – Bryant Ainhorn

The term Tzadik is a heavy word. It carries along with it a great sense of influence, responsibility, and power. Out of Yaakov’s twelve children, only one of them...

Inferiority Complex

As we approach Chanukah we need to start thinking about the meaning of and lessons to be learned from its story, particularly the roots of the story and its...

Parshat Vayetze – By Osher Kochav Lev

This week’s parsha discuses Yaakov’s dream. In his dream, he sees a latter with angels going up and down and Hashem at the top of it. Rabi Meir compares...

Service of the Heart

There is an old joke, which isn’t very funny, that goes as follows: There was a competition, much like the Golden Ticket contest of Willy Wonka fame, for one...

Speak Softly, Don’t Bother With The Stick

When looking at the relationship between Yaakov and Eisav, or perhaps more accurately at Eisav himself, we see two character traits which are at the core of who Eisav...