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Jono for VP
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Jono for VP
Mikeitz Parshah Report
Jono runs for Vice President of the United States. Hilarity Ensues.
Torah in Ten: Mikeitz
Topics include: The mystical significance of the seven sickly cows, how Joseph learned seventy languages in one night, and why the depravity of Egypt may best be described as “bad love.”
Why the Brothers Didn’t Recognize Joseph
Something Spiritual on Parshat Mikeitz
What Is the Solution?
Growing Weekly: Parshat Mikeitz
Discover the wisdom in Joseph deciphering Pharaoh’s dream.
What to Look for in a Dream?
Soul Boost for Parshat Mikeitz
Economic Crisis and Family Planning
Practical Parshah—Mikeitz
The Torah tells us that both of Joseph’s sons were born before the famine began in Egypt. What do the commentaries say we are supposed to learn from this?
To Survive and To Thrive
Life Lessons from Parshat Mikeitz
The dramatic Joseph narrative demonstrates the exceptional strength to persevere and flourish even under the most trying of circumstances.
Pharaoh's Nightmares
How to Study Torah - Mikeitz
Joseph is brought out of prison to interpret Pharaoh's dreams, thereby becoming viceroy over Egypt, the global superpower of the day. How did Joseph do it? And why couldn't anybody else understand the message which seems so obvious?
Parsha Gems: Mikeitz (Chanukah)
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Insights: Mikeitz
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Finding the Solution Within the Problem
A Taste of Text—Mikeitz
During the good times, spiritually, emotionally or materially, we need to nurture our priorities and cultivate a sincere bond with G‑d. The time and energy invested will provide us with the tools to survive during the crisis years of famine.
Two States of Exile
Both of Joseph’s 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.
Beating the Numbers: Choosing Quality
So much of our life is based on stats. The stock market, the winning team’s scores, our health and fitness tracker; to name a few. Is quality over quantity a worn cliché or a true approach to life? Learn an approach that goes beyond a spreadsheet.
Joseph Tests His Brothers
Parshah Nuggets: Mikeitz
How did Joseph’s brothers know that they had truly repented for what they had done to him?
Realizing Our Dreams
Something Spiritual on Parshat Mikeitz
Dreams and the Message of Chanukah
Parshah Mikeitz
In the verse "Pharaoh dreamed..." (Genesis 41:1) the word "dreamed" (cholem) can also be read as the name of the Hebrew vowel cholem or rearranged to spell the word "salt" (melach). What is the connection between dreams and Chanukah?
Parshah Mnemonics: Mikeitz & Chanukah
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Mikeitz contains 147 verses and the mnemonic for it are the Judean Kings ‘Yechezkiyahu’ and ‘Amaziah’. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah, as well as the coinciding holiday of Chanukah.
Why Benjamin Was in Imminent Threat!
Beyond the Werewolf Legend
The Torah relates that there was absolute danger in Binyamin leaving his father Yaakov to travel to Egypt. Learn a truly remarkable interpretation of this strange episode.
Beneath Our Dignity
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Beneath Our Dignity
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the brothers’ response to accusation of theft
Rashi analyzes the specific terminology used by Joseph’s brothers when they try to defend themselves against his accusation that they had stolen his “magical” goblet. A closer examination of Rashi reveals a powerful perspective on life’s challenges.
Circumcising Egyptians
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Circumcising Egyptians
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the Egyptians begging Pharaoh for food
How does Rashi know that Joseph wanted the Egyptians to circumcise before he would give them food? And why did he need them to do so, anyway? (From Likutei Sichos vol. 10, Mikeitz sicha 2)
Learning the Haftorah: Mikeitz
The story of King Solomon’s great wisdom
Parsha Mikeitz, Part 1
Pharaoh Calls on Yosef to Interpret his Dreams
Ch. 41 verses 1-13: Introduction, Pharaoh has two dreams and no one is able to interpret them to his satisfaction. The butler finally remembers Yosef to Pharaoh as he promised.
Parsha Mikeitz, Part 2
Pharaoh Appoints Yosef to the Position of Viceroy of Egypt
Ch. 41 verses 14-41: Yosef interprets Pharaoh's dream. Pharaoh appoints him to the position of viceroy of Egypt, since he sees in him the spirit of G-d.
Parsha Mikeitz, Part 3
The Seven Years of Plenty and the Seven Years of Famine
Ch. 41 verses 42-57: Pharaoh appoints Yosef as his viceroy. He changes his name and gives him a wife. She bears him two sons. The seven years of plenty come and Yosef stores up all the grain in Egypt. Then the years of famine begin and the people feel it immediately. Their grain rots but his remains edible. He opens up the storehouses and feeds Egypt and the world.
Parsha Mikeitz, Part 4
Yaakov Sends Ten of His Sons to Egypt to Buy Grain
Ch. 42 verses 1-23: Yaakov sends 10 of his sons to Egypt to buy grain. They go there with the intent of locating Yosef and freeing him. Yosef, the viceroy recognizes them but they do not recognize him. He accuses them of being spies and puts them in jail for three days. He decides to free all but one of them on the condition that they return to Egypt with their youngest brother to prove their innocence. Seeing that the viceroy had reevaluated his decision made them relook their lack of compassion for Yosef when they sold him.
Parsha Mikeitz, Part 5
Yosef Sends the Brothers Back Home to Bring Binyamin
Ch. 42 verses 24-38: Yosef sends the brothers home to Canaan with sacks of grain. He keeps Shimon as a prisoner until they return with Binyamin, however he releases him as soon as they leave. On the way home Levi finds the money that he payed for his grain in his sack. The brothers are concerned. They tell Yaakov all that happened in Egypt; about Shimon's incarceration and that they would have to bring Binyamin down to Egypt. They all find their money in their sacks and they are frightened. Reuvain guarantees to bring back Binyamin and he offers the lives of his two sons as collateral. Yaakov refuses to send him and bemoans his fate.
Rabbi Gordon - Mikeitz: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Mikeitz: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Mikeitz: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Mikeitz: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Mikeitz: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Mikeitz: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Mikeitz: 7th Portion
Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 1
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Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 1
Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 2
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Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 2
Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 3
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Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 3
Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 4
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Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 4
Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 5
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Torah Ohr: Mikeitz, Part 5
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Mayanot Moment - Mikeitz
Why Joseph felt compelled to give Pharaoh advice when he was only asked to interpret his dream. Presenter: Rabbi Silberg