Parshas Bo - Don't Bear the Burden Alone

Parshas Bo begins with Hashem telling Moshe, בֹּ֖א אֶל־פַּרְעֹ֑ה “Come to Pharaoh”. The age old question is asked, why say “Come ” instead of “Go to Pharaoh”. Surely, “Go to …

Souper Mom Project

We are at the transition point between Sefer Braishis, the book of the formation of the Jewish family, and Sefer Shemos, when that family grew into a nation. Braishis begins …

Parshas Va'eira - One Stage At a Time

Sometimes I look at all the time and energy I’m putting into my children and wonder what I could accomplish if I were using that in another way. Would I …

Parshas Shemos - The Darkest Hour

After 210 years of enslavement, the Jewish people were finally ready to be redeemed. In Parshas Shemos Hashem instructed Moshe to tell Pharaoh “Let my people go!”. What happened when …

Parshas Vayechi - Search for Strengths

In Parshas Vayechi Yaakov Avinu blesses his children before he dies. The Passuk is a bit enigmatic, “Ish kvirchaso barach osam”, each man according to his blessing, he blessed them. …

Parshas Vayigash - Divine Plans

Parshas Vayigash is the climax of the Yosef story. Finally, Yosef dramatically reveals himself to his brothers and is reunited with his family. Back when the brothers plotted to eliminate …

Parshas Mikeitz - Beauty In the Eye of the Beholder

Chanukah sameach! There is an amazing Rashi on Parshas Mikeitz that I want to share with you this week. Parshas Mikeitz begins with Pharaoh's dreams. The first dream involved seven …

Parshas Vayeishev - What Do You Hear?

At the end of Moshe Rabeinu’s life, he designated three arei miklat, cities of refuge, where a Jew who killed accidentally could flee for protection. The first one set aside …

Parshas Vayishlach - Wisdom of Timing

Parshas Vayishlach is the Parsha of the maturation of the Shvatim. In Parshas Vayeitzei, most of them were born, but in Parshas Vayishlach they entered adolescence and spread their wings. …