“Is My Father Still Alive” – 5768

Carmi Ronen Former Shaliach in Dayton   A well-written thriller uses uncertainty and the unexpected in order to hold and keep our attention. Similarly, throughout Parshat Mikeitz, the Torah manages to keep us in suspense with the riveting story of Yosef’s rise to...

I Understood A Language That I Had Not Known – 5766

This week’s Torah portion tells us about Joseph’s interpretations of Pharaoh’s dreams as well as his subsequent economic advice. Joseph foresees seven years of plenty in Egyptfollowed by seven years of heavy famine. He advises Pharaoh to prepare for...

Truth & Harmony – 5764

Three levels of fulfilling the mitzva of lighting the Chanuka lights are addressed by the Halachah: 1)Kiyum hamitzvah, The minimum fulfillment, 2) Kiyum le’mehadrin, beautifying the fulfillment, 3) Kiyum le’ mehadrin min hamehadrin, additional beautifying...