CategoryBereishis

It’s All About Loyalty

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Jacob’s Final Wish In this week’s Torah portion, Jacob passes away. Shortly before his death, he tells Joseph his final wish: “Please do not bury me in Egypt.” Joseph immediately acquiesces: “I will do as you say.” Nonetheless, Jacob isn’t satisfied. “Swear to me,” he tells Joseph — and Joseph takes an oath. And then, the Torah tells us, “Israel bowed at the head of the bed.” This dialogue...

The Jewish Mission

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What is the date of Chanukah really about? What was unique about the second temple? When did the Menorah become the symbol of the Jewish nation?

Don’t Mix Simchas

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From a wedding scandal which resembles the story of Jacob and Leah, and a lesson from King Solomon’s celebration: how are we to celebrate Thanksgiving alongside Chanukah?

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