Monthly Archives: December 2015

Reb Moshe London ID’d by His Tzitzis

Reb Moshe London, of blessed memory, was a giant of a Jew who taught me about Jewish pride.   A look at him would not show you anything about his greatness.  Rather, his appearance hid the greatness of the man behind … Continue reading

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Parshas Vayechee- a “closed” chapter to test our faith

This week’s Parsha [Torah portion] is one considered Sasooma “closed”.  There are some Parsheeyos that are “open” (Pasuach), and some that are “closed” (Sasoom).  This is apparent in the way the verses are written.  At times, the Torah finishes a thought and … Continue reading

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Yaakov Loh Mais — Father Jacob Didn’t Die

This week the Parsha begins with the words Vayechee Yaakov and Yaakov lived. And he lived…On this verse, the rabbis expounded “Yaakov loh mays…Yaakov didn’t die.” When folks live life the way it should be, rising to each challenge, teaching … Continue reading

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Nation of the Book

When you remove books from the equation, the nation of the book only wavers somewhat Because oral lessons of each generation can maintain a Jewish soul stalwart. And when enemies kill those who teach, the new generation is ignorant , but yet … Continue reading

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In Order to Test You, The Going Goes Tough

There are two types of tests, tests of hardship and tests of faith.  Sometimes one brings on the other.  We are faced with a hard time and lose faith.  Or we lose faith and, therefore, have a hard time.  Here … Continue reading

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A Message from Yosef to Yaakov (and a joke from Mr. Vogel)

In this week’s Torah portion, there is the touching reunion of Yosef with his brothers.  And then it is time for him to send his brothers back to Israel to fetch their father.  Yosef gives very detailed instructions of what … Continue reading

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Vayeegash — closing the gap between us and our adversaries

VAYIGASH :  and he came close… Last week’s Parsha the story stopped where Yosef said he is keeping Binyamin as a slave.  The brothers offered to all be slaves, but Yosef rejects that idea, saying he wants to only keep … Continue reading

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