Vayigash – Joining As One

What is the significance of Judah’s stepping up to Joseph? How does that affect and parallel future events that occur to the Jewish people? Why is the separation needed? Why is this parsha always read this time of year at the beginning of the month of Teves and after Chanukah? What is the concept of…

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Vaeschanan – Expanding and Defining Borders

Why is Moshe not allowed to enter into Eretz Yisrael despite his 515 entreaties? What is the concept of him looking into the land? Why do we switch out of mourning on the 9th of Av and straight into joy and relationship? What is the parallel between the month of Tammuz that seems to extend…

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