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Parshah Nuggets

Thoughts on the Torah Readings

Brief sermons on the weekly Torah readings, based on the teachings of classical and modern scholars.

3:48
Parsha Nuggets: Vayeira
When G‑d wanted to tell Abraham to bring his son Isaac as an offering, G‑d delivered the command Himself. But when He wanted to tell Abraham to let his son live, He sent an angel to deliver the message.
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8:44
Parshah Nuggets: Vayishlach
After wrestling all night with an angel, Jacob is renamed “Israel,” which means “to strive.”
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3:41
Parshah Nuggets:Vayeishev
Our father Jacob was victorious over many a formidable adversary in his lifetime. However, there was one source of opposition that he could not overcome.
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6:10
Parshah Nuggets: Mikeitz
How did Joseph’s brothers know that they had truly repented for what they had done to him?
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4:34
Parshah Nuggets: Vayigash
Pharaoh meets Jacob and asks him how old he is. What is the meaning of his question?
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6:41
Parshah Nuggets: Vayechi
Even after being reunited with his father, Joseph avoided spending very much time with him. Why? Because of the one question that Joseph feared his father would ask him.
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