Vayigash. Embarrassment. Judaism's Fourth Cardinal Sin
Murder is a one-time act, but to shame a person is to commit murder over and over.
Vayeshev. When Communication Fails
Israelis often pride themselves in being direct. In Israeli slang, this is called speaking “doogri”, straight talk. Is this good?
VaEtchanan 5799. Parents and Children
The family is the foundry of faith. Through the education and instruction given by parent, the values of the child are forged, among these,
Vayeshev. Would you Kill your Brother?
Joseph made his intentions clear that he wanted to lead the family to a new future. That, it seems, IS a reason to resort to violence
Vayigash. Tears of Reunion
Joseph has barely begun to grapple with his complicated relationships with his family. Joseph’s tears unleash all the pain and relief ...
Vayera: Hospitality - A Family Project
Abraham gets the whole family welcoming the guests - It is a family agenda. In contrast, Lot acts alone; his family members are uninvolved.