Archive for December, 2011

Parshat Vayechi 5772: Yaakov to the Sh’vatim: Come Together as One, Bring the Redemption!

December 27th, 2011

by, Moshe Burt A couple of years ago, this author heard a profound vort on Parshat Vayechi at a Thursday night Mishmar which could be understood to amplify on a topic repeated on this blog numerous times over the years — that Jewish unity is prerequisite to bringing about a Halachic, Just State of Israel, […]

Parsha Vayigash 5772: Yosef, the Brothers and Distinguishing Real Teshuvah From Mere Words

December 19th, 2011

by Moshe Burt Every so often, over the past 6 1/2 years since the expulsion of our brethren from their homes and neighborhoods in Gush Katif and the 4 Shomron towns, we read a piece on one of the news sites or receive an email voicing regret from those who either supported the expulsion or […]

Parshat Mikeitz/Shabbos Chanukah 5772: Yosef’s Marraige, and Hashem’s Miracle Cure for Modern Hellenism?

December 15th, 2011

by Moshe Burt In last week’s parshat Vayeishev, this author wrote about Yosef’s being thrown in a bor (pit) seething with snakes and scorpions — and the miracle of his emerging unscathed, of his being sold, of his ensuing journey to Mitzrayim and his slavery, his imprisonment on false charges and his liberation and ascendency […]

Parshat Vayeishev 5772: Contrasting Yosef and the Brothers vs Israeli Hellenists’ War of Polarization on Yiddishkeit

December 7th, 2011

by Moshe Burt With Chanukah 5772 coming almost on the heels of Shabbos Vayeishev, we recall again a short article which appeared on the INN website entitled;”Mortar Shells Filled With Chanukah Light” (url for article no longer accessable) which told about the Menorah which Neve Dekalim residents made from some of the spent Islamic mortal […]