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Parshat Shemot – News & What’s On

“You shall cast into the Nile every boy who is born, but every daughter you shall make live.” (Shemot 1:22) At first glance, its would seem that Pharoah’s decree targeted only the infant boys born to Bnei Yisrael, but not the baby girls. If so, why was it necessary for Pharaoh to add and emphasise, “but

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An Amazing Chanukah – News & What’s On

“He send Yehudah ahead of him to Yosef, to prepare Goshen in advance.” (Bereshis 46:28) Yaakov sent Yehudah to Egypt to establish a place of Torah study and education in Goshen before the rest of the family arrived. Why was it necessary for this institution of learning to be established by Yehudah, rather than by Yosef,

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Shabbat Parshat Miketz – News & What’s On

“At the end of two years, it came to pass that Pharaoh was dreaming…” (Bereshis 41:1) The Egyptian exile came about through a series of dreams. Yosef’s brothers hated him because of his dreams, ultimately selling him as a slave. After changing hands several times, Yosef wound up in Egypt, where he was eventually jailed. In

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Shabbat Parshat Vayishlach: News & What’s On

“Therefore the Bnei Yisrael may not eat the gid hanasheh, which is on the socket of the hip, until this day.” (Bereshis 32:33) In the middle of the night Yaakov encounters an angel of G-d, wrestles with him and wins. But the angel, who is Eisav’s spiritual source and advocate on high, wounds Yaakov’s sciatica nerve. In

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Shabbat Parshat Toldot – News & What’s On

“He summoned his elder son Eisav and said to him, “…so that I may grant you my soul’s blessing before I die.” Beneath Eisav’s Surface Yitzchak was not entirely oblivious to Eisav’s unrefined character and conduct, yet he intended to bestow upon him the most powerful blessings. Surely, his desire to bless Eisav was not based

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