Monthly Archive: January 2017

Va’era – Hallmarks of a Leader

From the start Moses is uncomfortable with the task imposed upon him. He expressed reluctance at the Burning Bush to serve as the “liberator” of Israel from Pharaoh’s brutal oppression, suggesting that others were...

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...