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...

Assuming Responsibility

“And Yaakov dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings…” (Breishit 37:1) In his explanation on this pasuk, Rashi cites the Midrash: “[When] Yaakov sought to dwell in tranquility, the troubles of Yosef sprang upon him. The righteous seek to dwell in...