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Judah, Tamar, and the inner meaning of levirate marriage
Judah, Tamar, and the inner meaning of levirate marriage.
Joseph was in tune with another person’s pain, and was therefore capable of doing that one small act of goodness and kindness. Little did he know that it would change the world.
On the face of it, the story of his life seems simply a succession of unhappy events; yet somehow it all works out in the end! What Joseph's experience can teach us about our own life history, as individuals and as a people
I remember the Rebbe thundering: “The whole Egyptian exile can be traced to Reuben’s ill-timed teshuvah! When a Jewish child is languishing in the pit, this is not the time to be worrying about your own spiritual state . . .”
In parshat Vayeishev, Joseph has two dreams, which he relates with his brothers (progenitors of 11 of the 12 tribes). In the first dream, Joseph recalls that "We were binding sheaves in the midst of the field, when my sheaf stood up and remained upright, ...
Does Judaism believe in destiny? Do we believe that G‑d is in control of all that transpires in the universe, that every human being is playing a predetermined role in a vast Divine plan? Or, do we believe in the freedom of every human being to choose a p...
This question has troubled many of the biblical commentaries. How could Joseph have allowed his father to mourn him for so long? Why didn't he let Jacob know that he was alive? Egypt is not so far from Canaan, and it was certainly within Joseph's means to...
"Rabbi, what can I do to silence my inner voice," asked the man. When the rabbi replied that this voice might never be silenced, the man exclaimed, "But it's driving me crazy. Is there any advice that can help me overcome it?" "Ah, overcome it," mused the...
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