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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22 Kislev

Today is the 22nd of Kislev. It begins what we could call the ‘shloshes yemei hagbala’ – the three days before Chanukah begins. As we noted in previous posts, Chanukah is the end of the buildup from Succos, and each day of Chanukah is exactly seventy days after each day of Succos. The last day…

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