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Parshat Hashavua

News and updates about Parshat Hashavua

Our Covid-19 journey – how should we respond to its uncertainty?

The Chief Rabbi’s weekly insight for Parshat Vayechi.

Our Covid-19 journey – how should we respond to its uncertainty?

Understanding Joseph's actions

What could have been a swift though painful meeting becomes a drawn out process. What was Joseph’s purpose behind these actions?

Understanding Joseph's actions

Vayigash: When being right is wrong

Yosef seemed to have allowed his emotions to overpower his judgement. Was this a failure of character?

Vayigash: When being right is wrong

Vayishlach: Be thyself

The story of Jacob wrestling with an unnamed adversary and his new name Israel is essential to understanding what it means to be a Jew.

Vayishlach: Be thyself

Vayishlach: The hidden challenge facing the Jewish people

What are the three greatest challenges facing the Jewish people?

Vayishlach: The hidden challenge facing the Jewish people

Inner beauty, inner strength

In his very essence Yaacov was diametrically opposed to his illustrious father and grandfather.

Inner beauty, inner strength

If you want to leave footprints on the sands of time, be sure you're wearing workshoes

Literally meaning a “heel”, the Hebrew word “eikev” evolved to denote a mark left by the heel, a foot-print - and more. All in Jacob's name.

To leave footprints on the sands of time, wear workshoes

Beginning the Journey (Chayei Sarah 5781)

Rabbi Sacks z’’l prepared a full year of Covenant & Conversation for 5781, based on his book Lessons in Leadership.

Beginning the Journey (Chayei Sarah 5781)

We are all part of the tikkun

Could others, even those seemingly much less worthy than Abraham, be part of the Divine plan of tikkun?

We are all part of the tikkun

Jump at the Israel Opportunity (Ha'azinu 2020)

In this 3-min. video, Baruch Gordon answers the question, "If Moshe didn't merit to enter the Land of Israel, why should we?"

Jump at the Israel Opportunity (Ha'azinu 2020)player

The Daily Portion / What should we do?

Perhaps Elul should signal a new direction for us to take, especially for this coming year.

The Daily Portion / What should we do?