KolRabi Sedra VaYiGash – Protect the Priests

Yosef coerced the entire Egyptian population to buy their food until their money was exhausted, then trade their beasts, i.e. sign over ownership to Pharoh, and then their land. It was either that or… Continue reading

Kol Rabi Sedra VeYeiShev – The Most Meaningful Kiss?

Yosef, betrayed by his brothers, escaping death just by the skin of his teeth, to be sold as a slave, is transported to Egypt in a caravan carrying a load of spices and… Continue reading

Kol Rabi Sedra VaYishlach – Entwined with the Opponent

And YaAkov remained alone and [then] a man locked him in battle until the dawn [32:25] YaAkov did not start the fight, he did not want the fight. It was the other who… Continue reading

Kol Rabi VaYetze – It ALL Belongs to Me

Self-centered people cannot be sorted out. Even Gd can’t sort them out. [31:20] YaAkov deceived his father in law, Lavan by absconding whilst Lavan was away. [31:24] Gd appears to Lavan just as… Continue reading

KolRabi Sedra Toldos – the “Clean Environment”

The intense rivalry between YaAkov and his twin brother Eisav was evident from their conception. Rivkah knew this, and their destiny, from the Divine revelation she sought [25:22-23] Our Sages understand however, that… Continue reading

Kol Rabi, Sedra Chayei Sara – When Does One Know?

Eliezer sets his famous test – [24:14] She who upon request for a little water, will understand that I am weak and embarrassed to ask other than for a little sip, and will… Continue reading

KolRabi Sedra Ki-Savo – When Our Enemies Rejoice

This following prediction, of all the horrible pronouncements in this week’s Sedra, is one of the most painful – As Gd rejoiced to do good for you and make you great so will… Continue reading

KolRabi Sedra KiSeiTzei – clothing maketh the man, and the woman

Men’s clothing and peripherals may not be upon a woman, and a man may not wear a woman’s clothing – all who do [anything like] this violate [ToAvas HaShem] Gd’s sensibilities [22:5] not… Continue reading

Kol Rabi Sedra Shoftim – Who Goes First

The command to prepare the Cities of Refuge is introduced with the following verse, “When Gd will cut down those nations whose land He is giving you and you will occupy their cities… Continue reading

Kol Rabi Sedra ReEih – Loyalty

Some Torah laws appear inconsistent. Wearing clothing which combines wool and linen is prohibited, and yet the Cohanim wear such clothing whilst serving in the Mikdash. Cooking cow, sheep or goat meat with milk… Continue reading