It’s Just About Time – 5769

Avichai Cohen Memphis 2009   Whenever we are at Six Flags, Disney World or any other theme park we stand “hours” in the lines but yet the daypasses by in a blink of an eye and we find ourselves leaving the park at nightfall feeling like we have...

Talmud V’Maaseh – 5769

Rabbi Eli Blum Former Rosh Kollel, Cleveland (2007)   In Parshat Vayeitzei, we learn about Yaakov’s dream: “And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set on the ground and its top reached to heaven; and behold, angels of God were ascending and descending upon it....

Birthrights’ Price – 5768

Daniel Damboritz Former Shaliach in New York   Fearing of being killed by his twin brother, Yaakov has just left his aging parents in Canaan in order to go live for a while with his mother’s family in Charan. Only recently, was he still threatened by the...

The Beit Midrash of Shem & Ever – 5766

At the end of last week’s Parasha Rivka orders her son Yaakov to travel to Charan, to reside with her brother Lavan and to wait there until Eisav is no longer angry and vengeful at losing the birthright and its blessing to Yaakov. This week’s Parasha opens with the...

Every Person Has a Name – 5765

Our parsha records the births of Yaakov’s children. The boys that will eventually become tribes of Israel receive their names from either their father or their mother, or – in the case of the children of the maidservants – from the matriarch whom they...