Sedra VaEra, 120 Words. Complaints May be Good

Gd is beginning a new chapter in the world’s history. However, Moshe Rabbenu is not yet up to speed. Gd appears to Moshe and tells him that Avraham, Yitzchak and YaAkov did not… Continue reading

Sedra SheMos, 120 Words. Gd Tests Moshe Rabbenu. Celebratory Edition

This weeks edition celebrates and expresses our gratitude for, the birth of a granddaughter.   Before Gd reveals Himself to Moshe Rabbenu, He tests MRabbenu.   What is the test and why is… Continue reading

Some Acquire Their Portion in a Single Moment

Yesh KoNa OlaMo BeShaAh Achas  –  Some acquire their portion in the World to Come, in a Single Instant Why did Rebbi Yehudah HaNassi weep when he heard these episodes? After all he… Continue reading

Sedra VaYeChi, 120 Words. Lying for Peace, Truth for Peace

Yakov knew all the details of the brothers’ betrayal, the reasons why Yosef may have wanted to avenge his hurt, humiliation and pain, but Yakov understood that Yosef would not seek revenge. Thus… Continue reading

Sedra VaYiGash, 120 Words, Viceroy of Egypt Faces Kings of Denial

Special Edition – Celebrating the birth of our grandson, Mazal Tov to Naftoli and Miri Rabi   Yosef astounds his brothers by seating them according to their age [43:33]; according to Medrash he astounds them with… Continue reading

Sedra MiKetz, 120 words. Attaining Perfection

What exactly did Yosef feel about and towards his brothers who turned against him and left him for dead?   I find this one of the saddest readings of the Torah. The family,… Continue reading

Sedra VaYeShev, 120 Words. Who’s Minding the Store?

The Sedra documents the frightening bickering and division in YaAkov’s family, which YaAkov contributed to, if not instigated. According to Seforno, Yosef reported to his father that his brothers were acting improperly; they were… Continue reading

Sedra VaYishLach, 120 Words. Stolen Blessings, Dignity

YaAkov Avinu, engages in battle with a stranger. [32:25] Although YaAkov is injured, he grasps his opponent who begs to be released. YaAkov makes a deal, extracting a blessing in exchange. But it… Continue reading

Sedra VaYeTse, 120 Words, Achdus – Unity

Gd promotes peace amongst stones. He wants them not to bicker over who will be closest to Yakov’s Head. Gd intervenes. A miracle – Many stones fuse into a single stone. [Rashi 28:11]… Continue reading

Sedra Toldos, 120 Words – Perfection from Imperfection

Yakov was not perfect. He was pleased to find a pretext to deny Eisav the opportunity to become a better person. [Rashi 32:23] For this he was punished. There was no need for Yakov… Continue reading