For the third week in a row, the Oneg Shabbas parashah sheet, the unofficial parashah sheet for kiddush clubs, is now available. This issue has a d’var Torah on kiddush being the fulfillment of one of the Ten Commandments, timing of Purim-drinking in the lead-up to Purim, and a little on this week’s episode of […]
This week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Mishpatim is, sadly, the final issue of the series. It’s been a great run these past 17 weeks, but it’s not where I really want to be spending my time and effort on this project….
This week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Beshallah is now available.
This week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Bo is now available.
This week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Miketz is now available.
When attending a royal banquet or any sort of special feast, one would probably not want to get drunk. However, we see Yoseph’s brothers doing exactly that (Gen. 43.34): “וַיִּשְׁתּ֥וּ וַֽיִּשְׁכְּר֖וּ עִמּֽוֹ and they drank and got drunk with him.” Sure, they are all together, but they don’t know that Yoseph is their brother, nor […]
This week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Vayeshev is now available.
We read of Pharoah’s drink-purveyor and baker as sinning to land themselves in prison in this week’s parashah: “חָֽטְא֛וּ מַשְׁקֵ֥ה מֶֽלֶךְ־מִצְרַ֖יִם וְהָאֹפֶ֑ה לַאֲדֹנֵיהֶ֖ם לְמֶ֥לֶךְ מִצְרָֽיִם the drinks-purveyor of the king of Egypt and the baker sinned to their lord, to the king of Egypt” (Gen. 40.1). What did they do to land themselves in prison? […]
We read of Ya’akov setting-up a מצבה stone-pillar towards the beginning of last week’s parashah (Gen. 28.18), as well as later on in the parashah (Gen. 31.51-52). In this week’s parashah, we see him doing so a third time, yet he introduces an innovation into his stone-pillar setting-up: “וַיַּצֵּב יַעֲקֹב מַצֵּבָה, בַּמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר אִתּוֹ–מַצֶּבֶת אָבֶן; […]
Check out this week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Vayezei!