Parshas VaYeshev – Peretz and Zerach

Download as Word The entire incident of Yehudah’s marriage, his children, and then his Yibum of Tamar and those twins birth, is a riddle wrapped in an enigma, shrouded in mystery. In this Parsha is hidden the secrets of Moshiach, but requires tremendous effort to unearth it. As this is way beyond one essay, I…

Parshas VaYetze – The Name of Gad

Download as Word The names of the Shevatim are a fascinating study. Obviously, they were given with Ruach HaKodesh, and they designate the twelve pathways of serving HaShem that exist in Klal Yisroel. We in the Galus have lost our connection to our Shevat (aside from Levi), and therefore we do not know this way…

Parshas Toldos – Calling in the Name of HaShem

  The Rambam writes[1] that the phrase “Calling in the name of HaShem”, refers to teaching Torah to the masses. And he writes that both Avrohom, Yitzchok, and Yakov did this. As the Meshech Chochma writes[2] till Yitzchok is born the endeavor of Avrohom to eternalize the knowledge of HaShem throughout the world is in…