Miketz

Miketz 5773 – Gilayon #778

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz – Chanuka Our Rabbis taught: The precept of Hanukkah one light for a man and his household; the zealous a light for each member ; and the extremely zealous, – Beth Shammai maintain: On the first day eight lights are lit and thereafter they are gradually reduced; but Beth Hillel say: On the first day one is lit and thereafter they are progressively increased (Bavli, Shabbat 21b)   Bet Shammai takes the...

Miketz 5772 – Gilayon #730

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz – Chanuka And, look, another seven cows came up after them, lean and very foul-featured and meager in flesh, I had not seen their like in all the land of Egypt for foulness. (Bereishit 41:19)   The Dream and Its Telling It is interesting to compare the dream as related here by Pharaoh with the dream as it actually occurred, as related above. There the dream is described objectively, but here Pharaoh's description reflects...

Miketz 5771 – Gilayon #679

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz – Chanuka And behold, out of the Nile came up seven cows, of handsome appearance and robust flesh, and they grazed in the reed grass. (Bereishit 41:2)   A Bountiful Economy Makes Possible Social Justice, Equality, and Peace of handsome appearance: This was a symbol of the days of plenty, when creatures appear handsome to one another, for no one envies his fellow. (Rashi ad loc, Judaica Press translation)   Out of the Nile: In good...

Miketz 5770 – Gilayon #630

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz He searched; he started with the eldest and finished with the youngest,  and the goblet was found in Benjamin's sack. (Bereishit 44:12)   he started with the eldest. So that they would not realize he knew that the goblet was by Benjamin and did it in order to estrange himself from them. and the goblet was found in Benjamin's sack. They humiliated him and called him "thief son of a thief," in accordance with Scripture, and...

Miketz 5769 – Gilayon #582

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz And he fell asleep and dreamed again, and behold, seven ears of grain were growing on one stalk, healthy and good. (Bereishit 41:5)   Growing on one stalk – A sign of sufficient plenty. It is more explicit than the earlier , since they were healthy and good even though they competed with each other for sustenance . (Hizkuni Bereishit 41:5)   and...

Miketz 5768 – Gilayon #526

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz AND THE ANGEL WHO SPOKE WITH ME RETURNED, AND HE AWAKENED ME AS A MAN WHO WAKES UP FROM HIS SLEEP. AND HE SAID TO ME, "WHAT DO YOU SEE?" AND I SAID, "I SAW, AND BEHOLD A CANDELABRUM ALL OF GOLD, WITH ITS OIL-BOWL ON TOP OF IT, AND ITS SEVEN LAMPS THEREON; SEVEN TUBES EACH TO THE LAMPS THAT WERE ON TOP OF IT. AND TWO OLIVE TREES...

Miketz 5767 – Gilayon #477

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz THE ONE OPENED HIS SACK TO GIVE FODDER TO HIS DONKEY AT THE LODGING PLACE, AND HE SAW HIS MONEY THERE IT WAS, IN THE MOUTH OF HIS SACK. (Bereishit 42:27)   Simon and Levi are brothers – but are they not all brothers? Rather: "brothers in scheming" – they devised a scheme against Shechem and destroyed it, for it says: And two sons of Jacob, Simon and Levi took. And they schemed against...

Miketz 5766 – Gilayon #427

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz – Chanuka ONCE PHARAOH WAS ANGRY WITH HIS SERVANTS, AND PLACED ME IN CUSTODY IN THE HOUSE OF THE CHIEF STEWARD, TOGETHER WITH THE CHIEF BAKER. WE HAD DREAMS THE SAME NIGHT, HE AND I, EACH OF US A DREAM WITH A MEANING OF ITS OWN. A HEBREW YOUTH WAS THERE WITH US, A SERVANT OF THE CHIEF STEWARD; AND WHEN WE TOLD HIM OUR DREAMS, HE INTERPRETED THEN FOR US, TELLING EACH OF...

Miketz 5765 – Gilayon #372

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Miketz SO PHARAOH SAID TO JOSEPH, "SINCE GOD HAS MADE ALL THIS KNOWN TO YOU, THERE IS NONE SO DISCERNING AND WISE AS YOU. YOU SHALL BE IN CHARGE OF MY COURT, AND ALL MY PEOPLE SHALL KISS YOUR MOUTH, ONLY WITH RESPECT TO THE THRONE SHALL I BE SUPERIOR TO YOU. PHARAOH FURTHER SAID TO JOSEPH, "SEE, I PUT YOU IN CHARGE OF ALL THE LAND OF EGYPT.".  (Bereishit 41:39-41)   Rabbi Shimon ben...

Miketz 5764 – Gilayon #322

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parashat Miketz AND JOSEPH SAID TO PHARAOH: "PHARAOH'S DREAMS ARE ONE AND THE SAME: GOD HAS TOLD PHARAOH WHAT HE IS ABOUT TO DO. THE SEVEN HEALTHY COWS ARE SEVEN YEARS, AND THE SEVEN HEALTHY EARS ARE SEVEN YEARS; IT IS THE SAME DREAM."  (Bereishit 41: 25-6)     A Bountiful Economy Makes Possible Social Justice, Equality, and Peace When out of the Nile: In good years, people become brothers to each other. And they grazed...