Internal Peace

Aharon Peretz Syracuse Kollel 2004   Parshat Mikeitz deals almost entirely with events surrounding the life of Joseph, widely known as Yoseph Hatzaddik, (Joseph the Righteous), and therefore it is appropriate that we dedicate some thought to investigating the...

A Collective Ner Neshama

The question we should be asking ourselves this week is, why do we have this festival known as Chanukah? The obvious answer is, because the Jewish people were saved from the Greeks and there was the miracle of the only can of oil which was found with the seal of the...

“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...