Yosef Meets His Brothers

Breishit 35  Yosef Meets His Brothers:Playing the Teshuva Game (Ch. 42—44:17) Ask: How many people here like to admit that they are wrong? (No one will raise their hand) Judaism teaches that every human being wants to do good. Even Saddam Hussein doesn’t wake up in the morning and

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Pharaoh’s Dream Team

Breishit 34  Pharaoh’s Dream Team (Chapter 41) Ask: How many people here have dreams? (Of course everyone will raise their hand). Ask: How many people have had dreams that they feel were messages about spiritual things or events? (Probably, one or two will raise their hand. Perhaps ask them

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Parsha Miketz – Serving Man or G-d

The parsha begins with Yosef’s interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams and his subsequent rise to power in Mitzrayim.  On close analysis of the dialogue between Pharaoh and Yosef we can discern fundamental differences in their hashkafas hachaim.  Pharaoh was an idol worshipper and in particular he, like all Mitzrim, worshipped

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Parshas Miketz-Vayigash

We left Yoseph in Egypt where he was sold into slavery and then was falsely accused of impropriety with Potifore’s wife. He was thrown in jail where he becomes a treasured worker and manager.There he meets and interprets the dreams of two prisoners who Pharaoh had sent

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Parshas Miketz II

Author: Rav Yaakov and Lori Palatnik Based on Rav Noach Weinberg At the end of Parshas Mikaitz the brothers come back to Yosef after the cup has been found in Binyamin’s sack. They’re beaten. They know it’s a frame-up, but what can they do? Yehuda says (44:16):

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Parshas Miketz

Based on Rav Noah Weinberg This week’s Torah portion continues the story of Joseph and his brothers, and contains within it a lesson that will help us grow and understand life more deeply. To us, life can be very complex, often confusing and difficult to understand. Then

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