Inner power (introduced in last week’s essay) is not a weak form of power; it is not a substitute for the willingness to fight. Inner power lies in not having to resort to a fight because the energy you project is powerful enough, without the use of force, to persuade others of the rightness of a course of action. The players in the struggle for power over the fate of Binyamin, youngest brother of the clan of Israelites, are their leader Yehudah and the Viceroy of Egypt who, unbeknownst to Yehudah, is his brother Yoseif. Yehudah, determined to recover Binyamin at any cost, draws up to the V..
Going back to source, we discover a level of aliveness that transports us forward into the most progressive and modern places we can get without adulterating the essence of who we are and what we stand for. Vayigash 5775 © Rabbi David Lapin, 2014 What the Midrash Means Series - 1:11 ____________________________ Context Pharoh instructs Yoseif and his brothers to go back to Canaan and bring their father and his household to Egypt where, thanks to Yoseif’s strategies, there is no famine. He instructs them to take government carriages and use them to transport their father and his..
Professionals and business people the opportunity to acquire true learning skills and master the technology of Talmudic learning. We need to develop new world-views and imbibe Torah thought and values into the very core of their identities. The disruption of educational methodology Educational method has been disrupted. The way we learn will in the future will not be a linear continuation from the past. The quick, free and global diffusion of information that the Internet provides has revolutionized how young people learn. Students, accessing information on line, no longer need teac..
I am Accountable With the authority of majesty, Yehuda opens one of the most powerful speeches ever recorded: "Bi Adoni" ("I am accountable"). Taking personal responsibility irrespective of the consequences, Yehuda manifests the royal qualities that have for some time distinguished him. "We are both Kings, and can speak as equals", he implies to Yosef (the last letters of the first three words of the Parsha spellshaveh - equality). We see Yehuda taking personal responsibility last week in Mikeitzwhen his father refused to allow Binya..