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Weekly Manna – Parashat Mikeitz

Parashat Mikeitz “It happened at the end of two years to the day Pharaoh was dreaming” (Bereishis 41:1) This portion begins by telling us that Yosef spent another two years in prison after he interpreted the cupbearer’s dream.  Rashi and the midrash state that Yosef’s imprisonment was extended these two additional years because he asked […]

Weekly Manna – Parashat Vayishlach

“Yaakov was left alone.  And a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn.”   Bereishis 32:25 I have to ask the obvious questions:  was he alone or was there also a man there?  And who was this man?  Was this man that wrestled with Yaakov a human “man” or was this G-d? “So Yaakov […]

Weekly Manna – Parashat Chayei Sarah

The midrash (Parashat Chayei Sarah 60:16) states that as long as Sarah was alive the Presence of Hashem rested above her home, her doors were open wide to guests, her bread was blessed, and the light from her Shabbat candles burned continuously from Erev Shabbat to Erev Shabbat.  When she passed away, these four blessings […]