Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Parashah Roundup: Vayeshev 5768

by Steve Brizel

Yaakov and the Life of a Tzadik

  • R. Shlomo Wolbe zt"l explains that a Tzadik's life is always busy: link (DOC>
  • R. Yerucham of Mir in Daas Torah (as prepared by Eliezer Kwass) shows us how Yaakov surmounted life's travails: link

  • Yaakov and Yosef's Brothers

  • R. Yitzchak Etzshalom discusses the fullfillment and interpretation of dreams and prophecy: link
  • R. Yaakov Horowitz explains the deeper meaning behind the coat of many colors that Yaakov gave to Yosef: link
  • R. Jonathan Sacks tells us why Yaakov refused to be comforted after the sale of Joseph: link
  • R. Avigdor Nevenazal proves how proper Midos are learned from observing the actions of Joseph and his brothers: link
  • R. Yaakov Medan compares both the pshat and Midrashic approaches in investigating Joseph's encounter with his brothers: link
  • R. Yain Kahn explores the conflicts between the views of Joseph and his brothers in light of modern ideological conflicts within the Jewish world: link
  • R. Zev Leff analyzes the relationship between Yosef and his brothers. link

  • Yosef HaTzadik

  • R. Berel Wein explores how Joseph resistance to the tempations of the moment is a hallmark of a committed Jewish life: link
  • R. Shlomo Riskin explores the relationship between Yosef, Channukah and the individual and communal struggles against succumbing to the immoral: link
  • R. Yissachar Frand tells us why the Yetzer Tov is not a Noodnik and about the historical significance of the interpretation of dreams: link

  • The Teshuvah of Reuven

  • R. Mordechai Willig demonstrates how both a FFB and BT can learn from the teshuvah of Reuven: link

  • The Teshuvah of Yehudah

  • R. Asher Brander shows us how Yehudah's teshuvah was instrumental in his shevet becoming the source for Jewish political leadership: link

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