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Halt: Private moments ahead

The age of social media has made privacy obsolete - unless we think about how to combine it with suitable disclosure. A lesson from Joseph.

Halt: Private moments ahead

Joseph's brothers judge themselves

'Indeed we are guilty concerning our brother, inasmuch as we saw his heartfelt anguish, when he pleaded with us and we paid no heed...'

Joseph's brothers judge themselves

Everything that happened to Joseph happened to Zion

Alhough the Gemara states that only 3 men are the fathers of Israel, nonetheless, Yoseph has the leadership aspect of paternity of Israel,

 Everything that happened to Joseph happened to Zion

Favoritism is a fact in families - the question is how to deal with it

One need not demean others to establish one's own greatness and talents in a family setting. That is a lesson Joseph learned the hard way.

Favoritism is a fact in families - how can we we deal with it?

"I am searching for my brothers"

We cannot lose our sense of a common goal. We cannot raise banners of ultimate truth without co-opting all the positive powers around us.

"I am searching for my brothers"

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah essay

Hanukkah is coming, the story reminding us that in the past, we have become enamoured with our own power and too secure in our position.

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah essay

Weekly Torah Study: The scene of the crime

Life can be difficult to make sense of, random and confounding, at times.Until we see our part in causing the chaos.

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Temple Institute Weekly Torah Study: G-d as the Master Director of history

The story of Joseph unfolding in this period's Torah readings is on two levels: Man's actions fulfill G-d's master plan behind the scenes.

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Can a parent have a favorite child?

The story of Joseph seems to show the negative aftermath of parental favoritism. Or is there more to it than meets the eye?

Can a parent have a favorite child?

Potiphar's wife

Each of us is tempted every day with the very same test as Yosef when we sit down at the computer. Today, the Internet is Potiphar’s wife.

Potiphar's wife

Google Heaven: Am I gonna die today?

Can man's power of choice alter Divine destiny? Rabbi Yitzchak Botton addresses the controversial issue of free will.

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Watch: Special entry to Joseph's Tomb

Renovations underway at Joseph's Tomb 'as befits this place,' and preparations for big event honoring Joseph that will see thousands.

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