Parasha Blog

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Parashat Bo

By Rabbi David Shasho: The Jewish people count the months according to the moon, while the gentiles count them according to the sun. Why is this? The Taam Vedaat explains that the Jewish people wish to highlight the fact that the events that occur in the world are not random […]


Parashat Va’era

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov: This week’s Torah portion is the continuation of last week’s parasha when Moshe Rabbeinu complained to Hashem saying, “Since I was given the mission of saving the Jews from Egypt and leading them to Israel, not only was I not successful, but the situation became much […]


Parashat Shemot

By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari: Shalom, A famous lecturer came to town to give a series of lectures and accepted the offer of his cousin to host him while he was in town. His cousin and family were warm and welcoming. As he settled in, he and his cousin started talking […]

Parashat Vayechi

By Rabbi Aharon Seleh: The medrash teaches us an important lesson from the story of Yosef and his brothers – “Woe to us on the day of Judgment!” The brothers were embarrassed when Yosef revealed himself, how much more so will we be in the World to Come. The obvious […]


Parashat Vayigash

By Rabbi David Cohen: He cried in a loud voice. Egypt heard and Pharaoh’s household heard. (45:2) When Yosef wept, the entire country heard. Chazal (Bereishit Rabbah) state that Yosef’s cries were meant to assuage his brothers’ feelings of guilt and shame. Horav Yeruchem Levovitz, zl (cited by Bad Kodesh), […]