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Posts Tagged: Joseph

December 3, 2021 10:28 am
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Parshat Mikeitz: Was Joseph Fair?

There are two conundrums in this week’s Torah reading. The great Spanish commentator Abarbanel asks why Joseph treated his brothers so cruelly when they appeared...

December 14, 2018 1:52 pm
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The Story of Joseph, the Holocaust, and Why Forgiveness Requires Closure

In 1976, the famous Holocaust survivor and Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal published a small book called The Sunflower. The book was inspired by a troubling and...

December 25, 2017 8:52 am
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What Really Separates Humans From Animals

Animals communicating with each other -- and with humans -- have always been a feature of literary fiction. Over the last century, this has spilled...

January 4, 2017 5:50 am
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The Story of Judah Shows the Power of Change

The sequence from Bereishit 37-50 is the longest unbroken narrative in the Torah, and there can be no doubt who its hero is: Joseph. The...

December 13, 2013 10:40 am
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Failure is Not the End

The Bible's first book, Bereishit, ends on a sublime note of reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. His brothers were afraid that he had not...

May 14, 2013 9:49 am
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Shavuot (Pentecost) Guide for the Perplexed 2013

1.   Shavou'ot (Pentecost) was, originally, an agricultural holiday, celebrating the first harvest/fruit by bringing offerings (Bikkurim-ביכורי×) to the Temple in Jerusalem. Following the destruction of...

October 18, 2011 9:55 am
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Welcome Home Gilad Shalit

Tonight marks a critical moment in history when the world has taken witness to the preservation of one life in exchange for the release of...

World

Palestinian President Blames Hamas for Continuing War in Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel and the United States were responsible for an attack in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, but the Western-backed leader also blamed Hamas for the...

Israel

Israeli Actress Shira Haas Stars in New ‘Captain America: Brave New W...

Marvel Studios debuted the first teaser for "Captain America: Brave New World" on Friday and it shows Israeli actress Shira...

Middle East

Israel Aerospace Industries Signs $1 Billion Deal With Morocco as Abraham A...

Morocco has struck a $1 billion deal with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to acquire an intelligence spy satellite from the...

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