Parsha Vayechi – Achieving Shleimus

Sefer Bereishis culminates with the eternal brachos that Yaakov Avinu bestowed on his sons.  Each son received a unique bracho which catered exactly to his talents and needs.  At the end of the brachos the Torah states that Yaakov blessed them again.  What was this new bracho?  Rashi explains that with

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Parshas Q’s And A’s

Rabbi Yehoshua Eliyohu Berman Parsha Questions/Riddles – Vayechi 1) From where do we see that one must be realistic in their expectations when making requests of others? In 47:29 it says that Ya’akov Avinu (our forefather) requested of his son Yoseif to ensure that he would be

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Blessings

“The Medium is the Message”-Marshall McLuhan We all like to receive blessings. But what exactly is the power of a blessing? Is it something real or imagined? Does the fact that you wish me well have any real bearing on the cosmic scheme to assist me? Blessings

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The Blessing of Exceeding Ones Potential

These divrei Torah were adapted from the hashkafa portion of Rabbi Yissocher Frand on Parshas VaYechi on the weekly portion: Tape # 399 The Blessing of Exceeding Ones Potential —————————————- In this week’s parsha our patriarch Yaakov blesses Yosef’s children with the words “By you shall Israel

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

47:28 Rav K. quotes from the midrash on the verse (Braishis Raba 96:1) that from the fact the parsha is “closed” (setooma) the midrash learns that the servitude only began with the death of Yaakov. Rashi similarly learns from the fact the parsha is closed that with Yaakov’s death the hearts and eyes of B’nai Yisrael became closed to the trouble of the

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Parshas Vayechi

Based on Rav Noah Weinberg If G-d spoke to you, would you tell anyone? As you may remember in previous discussion, there is an even higher spiritual level than receiving the presence of G-d: doing kindness for our fellow man. If acts of real kindness are more

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