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Rochel Holzkenner

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Rochel Holzkenner is a mother of four children and the co-director of Chabad of Las Olas, Florida, serving the community of young professionals. She is a high-school teacher and a freelance writer—and a frequent contributor to Chabad.org. She lectures extensively on topics of Kabbalah and feminism, and their application to everyday life.
It seems counterintuitive; how do you emphatically tell G‑d to change your circumstance and still feel humble?
The Story of Joseph, Lesson 4
Our scene is set in the famine ravaged land of Canaan, Yaakov sends ten of his sons down to Egypt to bring back food, but why did the brothers enter through ten different gates, and why did they opt stay in the lousy part of town? Will Yosef's prophecy fi...
Loading Brothers Betrayed- Lesson 4
The Story of Joseph, Lesson 3
Alone, betrayed, and enslaved, did Yosef become angry and bitter? Why does the Torah keep talking about Yosef’s good looks? How can we use Yosef’s three-pronged strategy thousands of years later? What is the real power of a role model? And how did Yosef f...
Loading Brothers Betrayed- Lesson 3
The Story of Joseph, Lesson 2
In class two, we'll examine the growing rift between Yosef and his brothers, and understand how such great men could feel such (seemingly) petty emotions. We'll explain why Yosef's dreams pushed his brothers over the edge, and see the seeds of G-d's long-...
Loading Brothers Betrayed- Lesson 2
The Story of Joseph, Lesson 1
How would you feel if your parents showed blatant favoritism to one of your siblings? How did a great patriarch like Yaakov not see the discontent brewing between his children? Why was Yosef much more like his father than any of his older brothers? How wa...
Loading Brothers Betrayed- Lesson 1
The story of Yosef and his brothers
The story of Yosef and his brothers is one of the first great dramas in recorded history. An innocent familial rivalry that blossomed into heartbreaking jealousy, bitter betrayal and a string of miscalculations that became a tale of repentance, reunion an...
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