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January 20, 2017

Jacob goes down to Egypt and begins a comfortable period of life thanks to Joseph’s proximity to Pharaoh’s regime. But immediately after Joseph leaves the scene, Pharaoh changes and begins to harass the group of immigrants which is multiplying uncontrollably. Pharaoh’s...

Every Monday after school we learn about Emunah and Bitachon in Hashem. We learn about the differences between Faith and Trust. One of the most important things we learned is that you're always responsible for your actions but you're not responsible for your results. Y...

January 20, 2017

In our parasha we confront the status of exile for the first time in our Jewish history. Yaakov and his sons find themselves in Galut with no happy end in near sight. Rashi even says that in order to demonstrate that feeling our Parasha doesn’t start in a separate para...

January 12, 2017

Yishmael is a different story. Why?

Before Yaakov Avinu passed away he blessed his sons. This started not with his direct sons, but with his grandsons Efraim and Menashe. When doing this he crosses his arms so that his strong hand would be on Efraim, the younger brother...

January 12, 2017

In our parasha we confront the status of exile for the first time in our Jewish history. Yaakov and his sons find themselves in Galut with no happy end in near sight. Rashi even says that in order to demonstrate that feeling our Parasha doesn’t start in a separate para...

Every morning after Shacharit we learn two Halachot from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. Topics vary from Hilchot Tfillin to Halachot regarding all types of Chagim. It is a pleasure for both of us to learn together since we’re both interested in Halacha L’maase. We both rub eac...

January 12, 2017

As Jacob’s death is approaching, Jacob calls Joseph and begins to prepare him for what to do after his death, but suddenly there is a verse which seems unrelated to the context: “And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died unto me in the land of Canaan in the wa...

January 12, 2017

There is a mitzva to light a candle to honor Shabbat.

There are three reasons for this: 1) to honor Shabbat, as a banquet without light is of no significance; 2) for oneg Shabbat, because one who cannot see his food does not enjoy it; 3) to bring shalom bayit (peace in...

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