Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet The Meaning of Yosef's Dreams
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet Yehuda and Tamar - A Story Within a Story?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman The Prince and the Prison
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon The Fall and Rise of Yosef
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Meaning of Yosef's Enstrangement
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot Yosef: Dreamer and Interpreter
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Yaakov and Yehuda
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak "There Is None So Wise and Knowing As You"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Zeev Weitman Why did Yosef Hide his Identity from his Brothers?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Afraid to Hope In this week’s parasha, the spotlight is on Yosef and his brothers.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun Yosef’s Interpretations and His Aim in the Encounter with His Brothers In this shiur, we will discuss some of the fundamental questions relating to the story of Yosef's treatment of his brothers. What was Yosef trying to accomplish, and why didn't he contact his father once he had the opportunity to do so? Why did Yosef wait so long to reveal his identity to his brothers?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Gad Eldad "You shall slay my two sons, if I bring him not to you" – Was Reuven a "foolish oldest son"? When the brothers return from Egypt, Reuven attempts to assuage his father's concerns about sending Binyamin by suggesting that his own two sons should be killed if Reuven failed to bring Binyamin back. What is the explanation for this peculiar suggestion?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Binyamin in the Land of Egypt Why did Yosef imprison Shimon, and what was his goal in telling the brothers to bring Binyamin to him? In this shiur, we will examine the possibility that Yosef was testing his brothers to see if they had repented for their sin.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Zvi Shimon Why Didn't Joseph Contact His Father?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet Reuven's Attempt to Save Yosef
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet What Does the Story of Yosef Come to Teach Us?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman Of Bags and Brothers
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun Why Did Yosef Not Send Word to his Father? A Solution In a previous shiur, we explored a variety of explanations for Yosef's puzzling behavior vis-a-vis his brothers and father. None of these could adequately answer the glaring question: Why, during all his years of servitude and his rise to power, did Yosef not send a letter to his father telling him that he was still alive? What could possibly justify the anguish he caused his aged and loving father?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Yosef and Yehuda
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot Template of the Diaspora
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Vayigash - These are the Names of the Children of Israel – Names and Numbers
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick The Twilight Years
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak The Priests of Egypt and the Kohanim of Israel
שיעורי טקסט Rav Zeev Weitman Yaakov's Dual Descent to Egypt
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Vayigash: Tzafnat Pa’aneach – Prince of Egypt The story of Yosef and his brothers is more than fascinating family drama. Based on the principle of maaseh avot siman la-banim (the actions of the fathers are a sign for the children), it had a profound impact on the way in which Yaakov’s family developed into Kenesset Yisrael.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak Literary Messages Concealed in the List of Yaakov’s Family In this shiur, we will discuss some of the fundamental questions relating to the story of Yosef's treatment of his brothers. What was Yosef trying to accomplish, and why didn't he contact his father once he had the opportunity to do so? Why did Yosef wait so long to reveal his identity to his brothers?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Gad Eldad "I am Yosef; Does my Father Yet Live?" Yosef Reveals His Identity Why does Yosef reveal his identity to his brothers when he does? Said differently, why didn't Yosef reveal his identity until this point? In this shiur, we will attempt to answer these questions through a comparison of two interactions between the brothers in which Yosef recounts his perspective on the events.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Years of Famine in Egypt The conclusion of the Torah portion describes how Yosef reorganizes the Egyptian economy. Is this an act of compassion or cruelty?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun Parashat Vayigash and Its Haftara In this shiur, we will explore why Yehuda's words had such a strong impact on Yosef. In addition, we will focus on Yehuda's devotion to Binyamin, which is further reflected in the haftara from Sefer Yechezkel and teaches us an important lesson about the process of redemption.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Michael Rosensweig Parashat Vayigash

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