Parshas Shemos – Bris Milah

[Due to circumstances this week’s Dvar Torah is not polished, and lacking sources. Please forgive me.] IT is written in honor of the upcoming Bris of my Grandson BE”H on Sunday. A theme that we find going through this week’s Parsha is the idea of Bris Milah. In the actual Pasuk, we learn that as…

Parshas VaYehi – Rachel’s Crying

Download as Word The Maharal in explaining Rashi in this week’s Parsha opens our eyes to a new insight in the events concerning the marriage of Yakov first to Leah and then to Rachel. Rashi writes[1] that Yakov explains to Yosef why he buried Rachel on the road. It was done according to the command…

Parshas VaYigash – The Krias Shema of Yakov

Download as Word   In this week’s Parsha, VaYigash, we reach the culmination of the events that began in Va’Yeshev with the separation of Yakov and Yosef when they are finally reunited[1]. This is not only a joyous occasion for them as a father and son, but this is the rectification of a deficiency that…

The איסור of ניבול פה

Download as Word In this week’s Parsha we learn of the sojourn of Yosef in the of Potiphar. As he finds favor in the eyes of Potiphar, he is placed in charge of all the matters of the home save one. This is described in the Torah[1] as “aside from the bread that he is…