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Torah-In-Motion webcast on Parashat Vayyeshev. Yoseph as dreamer, dream interpreter…and what his dreams really meant
2nd piece on Vayyishlach – Jacob’s midnight “wrestling match” and various approaches of the medieval commentators to decipher it.
Two ways of understanding Jacob’s prayer (32:10-12); including an introduction to trope marks and three different uses of the prefix-Mem.
Discussion of the Parashah, including an inquiry into the character of Lavan, specifically in light of what we know about herdsman-rancher contracts in the ancient world.
An overview of the Parashah and discussion of chronological sequence (Yesh Muqdam uMe’uhar baTorah) within the Genesis narratives.
Parashat Va’era – “What Happened to the Tza’arat”? An investigation into the 3 signs given to Mosheh at the bush and how they transferred into his presentation to Pharaoh.
Parashat Vaychi – an archival recording of a class given by Rabbi Etshalom in a private home in December, 2003.
The Origins of the Mitzvah to Light Candles on Hanukkah. Includes a handout. Enjoy…and Hag Urim Sameach!!!
Parashat Vayyeshev – Solving Yoseph’s Second Dream
Parashat Vayishlach: “Katonti” and its 2 cantillations…Ya’akov, the wrestling match and the Rashbam