Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Parashah Roundup: Vayechi 5768

by Steve Brizel

Yosef's Reconciliation with His Brothers

  • R. Zev Leff investigates why the rapprochement between Yosef and his brothers was so drawn out and whether it accomplished Yosef's intended purpose: link

  • The Location of Rachel's Tomb

    R. Yaakov Medan explores the historical significance of Rachel's burial site: link

    Yaakov's Blessings to His Sons

  • The Sfas Emes (as prepared by R. Eliezer Kwass) explains Yaakov's blessing for Yehudah: link
  • Menahem Ben Yashar focuses on Yosef's role in the burial of Yaakov and the road taken to Meoras HaMachpelah: link
  • R. Efraim Buchwald shows how the struggle over the birthright is a pervasive theme continues beyond Joseph and his brothers with tragic consequences: link
  • R. Ezra Bick discusses the tension between the Land of Canaan and Egypt throughout the Parshah: link
  • R. Jonathan Sacks explores the beginning of the Exodus in the meaning of the blessings from Yaakov to Efraim and Menashe and the significance of the fourth generation: link
  • R. Asher Brander explores whether Yosef and his brothers ever reached a full reconciliation: link
  • R. Yaakov Horowitz discusses the true nature of the blessing and the battle that his sons and their descendants will wage in every generation: link
  • R. Herschel Schachter points to the text of the brachos from each of the Avos in how we should balance Mesorah and change in Halacha and Hashkafa: link
  • R. Mordechai Willig focuses on the brachos as a balance between modernity and tradition: link
  • R. Yissachar Frand explores the nature of the brachos given to each of the brothers: link
  • R. Shlomo Wolbe zt"l discusses the nature of the blessing received by Shimon and Levi: link (DOC)
  • R. Avigdor Nevenzal explores the impact of the Avos and their sons on our lives: link
  • R. Shlomo Riskin explains why Yaakov blessed Efraim before Menashe: link
  • R. Gedaliah Hochberg discusses the halacha of “Mitzvah Lkayem Divrei HaMes”: link

  • Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Favorites More