Archive for December, 2012

Video: 50 Ways to Stop a PA State

December 30th, 2012

Parsha Shemos 5773: The Evolution of Jewish Enslavement, and Bringing Redemption — Then (in Mitzrayim), and Now?

December 25th, 2012

by Moshe Burt To sufficiently comprehend the evolution of the enslavement of B’nai Yisrael in Mitzrayim, it would seem that one needs to comprehend the closed nature of the two preceding Parshiyot; the concluding posuk of Vayigash (Sefer Breish’t, Perek 47, posuk 27); And Yisrael dwelt in the land of Mitzriyim in the land of […]

Parshat Vayechi 5773: “Yaakov is Alive” for “His Descendents are Alive”

December 18th, 2012

by Moshe Burt We hear it again and again, at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, from Fathers or Uncles or Grandfathers about how the young person carries the name, and indeed the midos and attributes of the one for which they are named. We hear how this young person carries the same attributes of Chessed, of […]

Parsha Vayigash 5773: Yosef, the Brothers and Distinguishing Real Teshuvah From Mere Words, Spoken or Textual

December 12th, 2012

by Moshe Burt Every so often, over the past 7 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 5773: Behind Yosef’s Marraige, and Hashem’s Miracle Cure for Modern Hellenism?

December 5th, 2012

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. This suthor ventured that there seven subsequent miracles that played a role in his life and in his becoming Viceroy, including who he […]

The UN Vote — Failure of Oslo: They told Us Sweet L’il Lies

December 3rd, 2012