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Vayigash – Fortifications

Moving house is no simple matter even if it is just down the road. Knowing the neighbourhood, its people and institutions, eliminates at least some worries and limits the upheaval of relocation. Changing countries,...

Miketz – Hidden by Habit

A simple but profound question is raised by the commentators in regards to the celebration of Chanukah. We know that a great miracle occurred and the oil, which had the capacity to fuel the...

Vayeshev – Seeing the Bright Side

Joseph’s brothers were hostile toward him, feeling resentful of their father’s favoring of Joseph. The Midrash describes in detail how Joseph’s actions were interpreted by his brothers as condescension, which certainly didn’t help to...