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Vayeishev Videos

Jono’s Psychedelic Elephant
Vayeishev Parshah Report
What can we learn from dreams, and why shouldn’t we eat month-old food we find behind the fridge? Find out in this Oscar-worthy, three-minute long, Jewish puppet show.
Thirty Seconds to Change the World
The story of the mystery man
Torah in Ten: Vayeishev
Topics include: When Joseph was reincarnated to be martyred, why the ancestor of Moshiach was born from the union of Judah and Tamar, and how Joseph managed to resist Potiphar’s wife.
How Joseph Avoided Sin
Something Spiritual on Parshat Vayeishev
There Is No Neutral
Growing Weekly: Parshat Vayeishev
Redeeming the Firstborn
Practical Parshah - Vayeishev
Rachel's firstborn son, Joseph, being sold into slavery as a source for the mitzvah of monetarily redeeming the firstborn son of a Jewish woman.
Learning from Joseph
Life Lessons from Parshat Vayeishev
The Torah’s narrative of Joseph provides special insight into our outlook and mission in life.
Prisoners of Light
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Prisoners of Light
The Biblical story of Joseph’s descent into Egypt and subsequent incarceration is often read in the same week in which we celebrate the liberation from Czarist imprisonment of the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman, founder of Chabad. This class will explore the link between these events and offers insight into the nature of redemption. (Likutei Sichos volume 25, Parshas Vayeishev)
Joseph and His Dreams
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Joseph and His Dreams
How to Study Torah - Vayeishev
What are the meanings of Joseph's dreams which angered his brothers and caused the chain of events that ultimately caused the entire Jewish people to go into exile in Egypt?
Is it Proper to Seek Tranquility?
From Likutei Sichos - Vayeishev
In his commentary on Genesis 37:2, Rashi says that "Jacob dwelt" can also mean that "Jacob sought to dwell in tranquility." Is seeking tranquility and happiness an inherently valuable pursuit? Is it okay to ask G-d to help us accomplish our mission free from distractions? From Likutei Sichos, vol. 30, pp.176-183.
Parsha Gems: Vayeishev
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Insights: Vayeishev
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Vayeishev
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Vayeishev contains 112 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word ‘Yaabok’ (which is a name of a river). Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
The Secret of the Colorful Coat
Parshah Curiosities: Vayeishev
In the divisive episode of Joseph and his brothers, the Torah highlights time and again the special jacket Joseph receives from his father. A deeper look uncovers how this coat captures the essence of the entire saga.
Not a Pipe Dream!
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Not a Pipe Dream!
Parshah Curiosities: Vayeishev
Desperate Egyptian Housewives
Parsha Curiosities: Vayeishev
A fascinating peek behind the curtain on the biblical narrative of the outrageously salacious advances made by Potiphar’s wife as she lustfully attempted to seduce the strikingly handsome Joseph. Amazingly shedding lots of light on the true story of how he overcame this terrible temptation so propitiously.
Is Shechem a Bad Place?
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Is Shechem a Bad Place?
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on where Jacob sends Joseph
When Jacob sends Joseph to find his brothers, he unwittingly sends him into a trap that would see Joseph sold into slavery. The Torah mentions that the place where this all happened was in Shechem, implying Shechem is a place infamous for tragedy. Or, is it?
How to Avoid Becoming Bitter
A Taste of Text—Vayeishev
Anger and self-pity rob us of our serenity. Bitterness and victimization blind us from seeing another’s pain.
Two States of Exile
Joseph had two dreams foretelling his ascendancy over his brothers. Both dreams came true: the ten brothers – including Benjamin – prostrated themselves to Joseph when they went down to Egypt the second time; and they prostrated again later after Jacob and Bilha joined them there.
Rising To the Challenge
The nineteenth of Kislev marks the release of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi from imprisonment in Czarist Russia. He was imprisoned as a result of his efforts in spreading chasidic teachings, but it was only after this that he was able to continue his work without hindrance, and with greater success and intensity.
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