Religious Fundamentalism is Not All the Same
For over 30 years, Anthony Lewis was a columnist for the
New York Times. A consistent advocate of liberal
positions, he always defended the leftist views.
Tzurso Deshmayteso: The Heart of Learning
by HaRav Moshe Sh. Mayernik
"When the iniquitous power of Greece rose up against Your
Jewish people to make them forget Your Torah, and to force
them to transgress the statutes of Your will."
The Wagons of Yosef Hatzaddik
The posuk in this week's parsha states: "And he
(Yaakov Ovinu) saw the chariots that Yosef sent to carry him,
and the spirit of their father Yaakov came alive."
(Bereishis 45:27) Rashi brings down from Chazal that
with the arrival of the wagons came the unspoken message that
Yosef still remembered the topic he had been learning with
his beloved father just before they were separated, which was
the topic of eglah arufoh. Understanding this message
is what caused Yaakov's spirit to be revived.
by HaRav Y. A. Rabinowitz, Lucerne
"And Let Israel -- Who Recite `Shema Yisroel' -- Not
"And he presented himself to him and he fell upon his neck
and he wept on his neck a good while." This refers to Yosef.
Rashi notes that Yaakov did not fall upon Yosef's neck nor
did he kiss him. Chazal say that this was because he was
reciting Shema at that time.
by L. Jungerman
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