Dec 31, 2014
Parshat Vayechi, From Egypt to Canaan
Ya'akov's extreme distaste for the land of Egypt expresses itself in his insistence that Yosef not bury him there. But what is at the root of this attitude, and how is this reflected in his choice of words to Yosef?
Dec 29, 2014
Am Levadad Yishkon #9 – “A Pre-ordained Exile” by Rav Asher Haber
Having been charged with the mission – and the promise – of founding the Chosen People, Avraham Avinu and his descendants Yitzchak and Yaakov faced many obstacles. Ultimately, Yaakov Avinu found himself on the way down to Egypt for what would...
Dec 28, 2014
The Weekly Mitzva - Vayechi, Reciting Baruch Shem Kvod Malchuto Quietly, by Rav Yair Kahn
The shiur will discuss various aspects related to reciting Baruch Shem Kvod Malchuto, and show how this relates to the mitzva of Kriat Shema.
Dec 23, 2014
The Weekly Mitzva - Vayigash, Greetings in the Midst of Kriat Shema, by Rav Yair Kahn
This shiur will discuss the halakhic parameters regarding the issue of greeting a friend in the middle of kriat shema and analyze the core idea at the root of this halakha.
Dec 22, 2014
Parshat Vayigash, The Twilight Years, written by Rav Ezra Bick
Surprisingly, Ya'akov is still frequently referred to by his old name even after he becomes Yisrael. What is the significance of the Torah's choice of one name over the other, particularly during the final years of Ya'akov's life?