A Real Friend

In Parashat Vayeshev we are exposed to the condition of moral frailty.  At the opening of the parasha we find the children of Ya’akov struggling to get along. An unfortunate chapter in the forming of Yisrael that ultimately led to the most grotesque distortion of what...

Yosef & the Chashmonaim

Rav Ronen Neuwirth‏ Former Central Shaliach of Bnei Akiva in North America. Currently President of Ve’Ahavta – TLV Jewish Experience . . Yosef & the Chashmonaim   The story of Yosef is a classic story of a Jew struggling to overcome the dangerous...

Drawing the Line – 5777

Rabbi Baruch Winetraub Former Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash, Toronto (2011-2014) Currently Rabbi of Tel Mond   Drawing the Line Our parshah is the epoch to an epic which will take us from Hevron to Shechem, from Shechem to Egypt, only to be concluded in Goshen, where...

“I Seek my Brethren”

Gabi Raiss Former Shaliach in Cape Town (2001-2002) Currently Tour Guide in The David’s Citadel Museum   One of the most difficult questions about Josef, is why didn’t he inform his father that he was in Egypt. One may say that while he was in prison...