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Choosing Whom To Marry
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Choosing Whom To Marry: –What happens if your parents say NO?! - The latest episode of The Good Vort, presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education. Recorded live at a OU World Headquarters in NY, NY on November 10, 2010.
Covenant and Conversation: The Character of Jacob
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Vayetse – 13 November 2010 – 6 Kislev 5771 What kind of man was Jacob? This is the question that cries out to us in episode after episode of his life. The first time we hear a description of him he is called ish tam: a simple, quiet, plain, straightforward man. But that is exactly […]
Vayeshev: The Benefit of Doubt
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The brothers want to kill Yosef. Reuven must think quickly, wisely and courageously.[37:18-22] They saw him [Yosef] from a distance, and before he approached them they were plotting against him to kill him. .. Reuven heard and rescued him from their hands. He said, “Let us not kill him.” .. His purpose was to rescue […]
Vayetzei: The Power of Hidden Love
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It is perhaps the greatest act of selflessness in Biblical lore[1]. As Rachel stands ready to marry Yaakov, something they have been pining for seven long years, Lavan has a different plan: [29:22-25] Lavan gathered all the local people and he made a [wedding] feast. When it was evening, he took Leah, his daughter, and […]
Toldos: Mitzvah Power!
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Chapter 27. Yaakov wrests the brachos from Eisav. Different subplots merge into a poignant climax; a story whose drama melds irony, complexity, sarcasm, sadness and ultimate triumph, yet in the process leaves so many questions – Consider a few: Did Yitzchak understand Eisav’s character? Yaakov’s? Wasn’t Yitzchak aware of the prophecy that “the younger one […]