Parshas Q’s And A’s

Rabb Yehoshua Eliyohu Berman Parsha Questions/Riddles – Va’yei’tzei 1.     Where in the parsha do we see that a person must be meticulous to go to sleep on time? 2.     Where do we see that even when a person is on his way to do a mitzvah (commandment, good deed)

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Parshas Vayetzei

Topics covered in this class: Tailor made tests. Torah learning as a defense against falsehood. Yaakov the dual personality and his two wives. Lavan’s reaction to Yaakov’s financial success. The pact between Yaakov and Lavan. Lavan the “whitey”. Tailor made tests:Each one of the Avos epitomized a

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Parshas Vayetzei

Topics covered in this class: Tailor made tests. Torah learning as a defense against falsehood. Yaakov the dual personality and his two wives. Lavan’s reaction to Yaakov’s financial success. The pact between Yaakov and Lavan. Lavan the “whitey”. Tailor made tests:Each one of the Avos epitomized a

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Parshas Vayetze Emes L’Yaakov (notes based upon book)

28:11 Rashi writes that the language of paga means prayer and that chazal learn from here that Yaakov instituted the evening prayer. How is the language of paga bamakom to be understood properly? Rav K. brings from the gemara Brachos 40B that one who sees bread, or a date and says how nice is this food, blessed is the makom (Hashem) who created

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Yaakov in Exile

Theme: A man keeping his personal integrity. Yitzchak gives Yaakov the blessings of Avraham, the mission to carry on the future of the Jewish people, and sends him outside of Israel to get married. He has to fulfill his purpose totally alone — there’s no one where

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