Monthly Archive: December 2013

Va’era – Turning the Page

Last week we read of Moses’ return to Egypt from Midian. He gathered the elders of the people and told them of his G-d given mission. This was conveyed to the people, about whom...

Vayechi – Enter With a Smile

As I considered what idea to discuss this week it occurred to me that we’ve been engaging in Biblical criticism frequently on this forum. Biblical criticism, not in the academic sense, but in the...

Vayigash – Punishment for Forgiveness

Yosef reveals his identity to his brothers, assuring them that he harbors no grudge or resentment against them. Nevertheless, his brothers are unable to completely trust him for the rest of their lives. They...

Miketz – Less is Enough

In Pharaoh’s first dream there were seven healthy, robust cows – with a beautiful appearance – which were swallowed by seven gaunt and skinny cows. Yosef interpreted the seven cows of each type to...