Tagged ‘VaYeshev’

Parashat Vayeshev, 5778

December 5, 2017 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

The Dreams of Joseph and Solomon A D’var Torah for Vayeshev Rabbi Jill Hammer Many have suggested that events in the Book of Genesis are intertextual with events in the Book of Samuel. For example, the ketonet pasim, the colorful … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayeishev

December 6, 2012 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Dorit Edut As many of us exit the theater, having just seen the new Spielberg movie “Lincoln”, we cannot help but think about the impact this great president had on our world to this day through his courageous … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayeshev

December 15, 2011 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, News

By Rabbi Andrea Myers   Years ago, I took a road trip to Cincinnati to do research at the archives of Hebrew Union College. It was my first time away from home since our daughter Ariella had been born four … Continue reading »


Parashat VaYeishev

December 11, 2009 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Dorit Edut The test of a person’s character comes when we are faced with a circumstance to which we must clearly reply. While we understand that not everything can be seen or judged so clearly, that often there … Continue reading »


Parashat Veyeshev

December 20, 2008 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Joan Lenowitz Just when our own breathing quickens, as Joseph, Jacob’s favorite, is thrown into the pit and then sold off by his treacherous brothers in one of the most suspenseful narratives in the Torah, there comes a pregnant pause. … Continue reading »


Parashat VaYeshev

November 27, 2007 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Divine and Human ‘Nudging’ on the Path of One’s Destiny By Jill Minkoff Va-Yeshev is primarily the story of Joseph’s descent into Egypt. It is a necessary precursor to the birth of the Jewish people and the subsequent story of … Continue reading »



March 23, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Fraught with Background By Alan Levenson Erich Auerbach (1892’1957), a great German-Jewish scholar of literature, once wrote that to fully appreciate any particular character or narrative in TaNaKh (Jewish Bible) one must appreciate that they are ‘fraught with background.’ In … Continue reading »