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INTRODUCTION TO PARASHAT HASHAVUA - BEREISHIT

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Title

Author

 

 

 

01-72bereishit.htm

The Creation of Man

Rav Alex Israel

01-59bereishit.doc

The Decline of Man

Rav Alex Israel

01-60bereishit.doc

The Creation of Man and Woman

Rav Michael Hattin

01-73bereishit.htm

"Let Us Make Man"

Rav Michael Hattin

01-62bereis.rtf

Kayin and Hevel

Rav Michael Hattin

01-63bereis.rtf

Ends and Beginnings

Rav Michael Hattin

01-64bereishit.rtf

In the Beginning

Rav Michael Hattin

01-65bereishit.htm

In the Beginning the Lord Created Heaven and Earth

Rav Michael Hattin

01-66bereishit.htm

The Legacy of Kayin

Rav Michael Hattin

01-67bereishit

The Tree of Knowledge (Part 1)

Rav Michal Hattin

01-68bereishit.htm

Creation: How Good is Very Good?

Rav Yaakov Beasley

01-69bereishit.htm

In the Garden

Rav Yaakov Beasley

01-71bereishit.htm

Between Sin and Punishment

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

02-57noach.doc

The "New Order" and Shedding Blood

Rav Zvi Shimon

02-72noach.htm

Who is Mighty?

Rav Alex Israel

02-59noach1.doc

New World Order Part 1

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

02-59noach2.doc

New World Order Part 2

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

02-60noach.doc

Creation and Dissolution: A Study in Contrasts?

Rav Michael Hattin

02-73noach.htm

The Prohibition of Murder

Rav Michael Hattin

02-62noach.doc

Noah's Ark Before the Flood

Rav David Silverberg

02-63noach.rtf

The Tower of Bavel

Rav Michael Hattin

02-64noach.rtf

The Universal Flood

Rav Michael Hattin

02-65noach.htm

The Rainbow

Rav Michael Hattin

02-66noach.htm

The Seven Noachide Laws

Rav Michael Hattin

02-67noach

The Tree of Knowledge (Part 2)

Rav Michael Hattin

02-68noach.htm

Noach: To Be A Man of the Earth

Rav Yaakov Beasley

02-69noach.htm

The Sanctity of Human Life

Rav Yaakov Beasley

02-70noach.htm

Greatness - Among Us or Above Us

Rav Yaakov Beasley

02-71noach.htm

The Earth, the Flood and the Causes

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

03-57lekhle.doc

Abram's Fear

Rav Zvi Shimon

03-72lekh.htm

Abraham's Journey

Rav Alex Israel

03-59lekhlekha.doc

A Man Who Needs No Introduction

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

03-60lekh.doc

Avraham, Breaker of Idols

Rav Michael Hattin

03-73lekh.htm

The Birthplace of Avraham

Rav Michael Hattin

03-62lekh.rtf

Lot, Yishmael and God's Promise

Rav Michael Hattin

03-63lekh.rtf

Sodom and Jerusalem

Rav Michael Hattin

03-64lech lecha.rtf

The Covenant in the Midst of the Parasha

Rav Michael Hattin

03-65lekh.htm

Lot Journeys Forth

Rav Michael Hattin

03-66lekh.htm

The Unexpected Fulfillment of God's Pledge

Rav Michael Hattin

03-67lekh

Lot's Journey "from the East"

Rav Michael Hattin

03-68lekh.htm

The Finances of the Forefathers - Part 1

Rav Yaakov Beasley

03-69lekh.htm

Go for Yourself, Go to Yourself

Rav Yaakov Beasley

03-70lekh.htm

The First Test

Rav Yaakov Beasley

03-71lekh.htm

Why Avraham?

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

04-72vayera.htm

Kindness and Truth

Rav Alex Israel

04-59vayera.doc

Take My Son... Please

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

04-60vayera.doc

From Lekh Lekha to the Akeida

Rav Michael Hattin

04-73vayera.htm

Lot and Yitzchak

Rav Michael Hattin

04-62vayera.doc

Avraham's Prophetic Stature in Parashat Vayera

Rav David Silverberg

04-63vayera.rtf

Life's Concentric Circles

Rav Michael Hattin

04-64vayera.rtf

Akedat Yishmael

Rav Michael Hattin

04-65vayera.htm

The Sins of Sedom

Rav Michael Hattin

04-66vayera.htm

The Pledge of Avimelekh

Rav Michael Hattin

04-67vayera

The Sacrifice of the Self

Rav Michael Hattin

04-68vayera.htm

The Finances of the Forefathers - Part 2

Rav Yaakov Beasley

04-69vayera.htm

Avraham's Prayer for Sodom

Rav Yaakov Beasley

04-70vayera.htm

Sodom's Evil, Society's Evil

Rav Yaakov Beasley

04-71vayera.htm

"The Cry of Sodom"

Rav Zvi Shimon

 

 

 

05-71chaye.htm

A Test of Character

Rav Zvi Shimon

05-72chaye.htm

Life After Sarah

Rav Alex Israel

05-59chayei.doc

All the Details Fit to Print

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

05-60chayeisarah.doc

The Purchase of the Cave of Machpelah

Rav Michael Hattin

05-73chayei.htm

Eliezer's Prayer

Rav Michael Hattin

05-62chayei.rtf

Chronology and Interpretation

Rav Michael Hattin

05-63chayei sara.rtf

Yishmael's Untimely Demise

Rav Michael Hattin

05-64chayei sarah.rtf

The Tent of Rivka

Rav Michael Hattin

05-65chayei.htm

The Sending Away of Bnei Ketura

Rav Michael Hattin

05-67chayei

The Tent of Rivka

Rav Michael Hattin

05-68chayei.htm

The Finances of the Forefathers- Part 3

Rav Yaakov Beasley

05-69chayei.htm

Avraham and Sara - Prophecy and Spirituality

Rav Yaakov Beasley

05-70chayei.htm

Repetitive Words, Original Lessons in the Servant's Speech

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

06-71toldot.htm

The Chronicles of Isaac

Rav Zvi Shimon

06-72toldot.htm

Birth Rights

Rav Alex Israel

06-59toldot.doc

Last Come - First Served

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

06-60toldot.doc

Parashat Toldot

Rav Michael Hattin

06-73toldot.htm

The Legacy of Rivka

Rav Michael Hattin

06-62toledot.doc

Yitzchak's Blessings

Rav David Silverberg

06-63toldot.rtf

Yaacov and Esav Part 1

Rav Michael Hattin

06-66toldot.htm

"Avraham Begat Yitzchak"

Rav Michael Hattin

06-67toledot

"Two Nations are Within You"

Rav Michael Hattin

06-69toledot.htm

Yitzchak's Blessings

Rav David Silverberg

06-70toledot.htm

A Difficult Pregnancy - A Difficult Motherhood 

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

07-71vayetze.htm

"The Stairway to Heaven"

Rav Zvi Shimon

07-72vayetze.htm

Parashat Vayetze

Rav Alex Israel

07-59vayetze.doc

Mixed Messages

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

07-60vayetze.doc

Yaacov and Prayer

Rav Michael Hattin

07-73vayeitze.htm

Yaacov and Lavan

Rav Michael Hattin

07-62vayetze.rtf

Leah, Rachel and the House of Israel

Rav Michael Hattin

07-63vayetze.rtf

Yaacov's Vision of the Ladder

Rav Michael Hattin

07-64vayetze.rtf

Yaacov's Dream

Rav Michael Hattin

07-65vayetze.htm

The Gods of Theft

Rav Michael Hattin

07-66vayetze.htm

Ya'akov and the Stone Atop the Well

Rav Michael Hattin

07-67vayetze

The Stone upon the Well

Rav Michael Hattin

07-68vayetze.htm

Dream of the East

Rav Yaakov Beasley

07-69vayetze.htm

Mounds and Meat

Rav Yaakov Beasley

07-70vayetze.htm

Yaakov's Deceitful Run from Deceit

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

08-71vayishlach.htm

From Jacob to Israel

Rav Zvi Shimon

08-72vayishlach.htm

History Repeats Itself

Rav Alex Israel

08-59vayishlach.doc

The Rape of Jacob's Daughter

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

08-60vayishlach.doc

Yaacov's Nocturnal Battle

Rav Michael Hattin

08-73vayishlach.htm

Esav, Lavan and Yisrael

Rav Michael Hattin

08-62vayishlach.doc

Confrontation and Reconciliation

Rav David Silverberg

08-63vayishlach.rtf

Yaacov and Esav #2

Rav Michael Hattin

08-64vayishlach.rtf

Yaacov's Restoration

Rav Michael Hattin

08-65vayishlach.htm

Ya'akov and Rachel

Rav Michael Hattin

08-66vayishlach.htm

Ya'akovPurchases a Field

Rav Michael Hattin

08-67vayishlach

Reuven: Cover-Up or Peshat?

Rav Alex Israel

08-68vayishlach.htm

Dina's Family Ties

Rav Yaakov Beasley

08-69vayishlach.htm

Running from Certainty, Running Towards Destiny

Rav Yaakov Beasley

08-70vayishlach.htm

Shekhem First!

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

09-71vayeshev.htm

The Fall and Rise of Joseph

Rav Zvi Shimon

09-72vayeshev.htm

Only a Dream?

Rav Alex Israel

09-59vayeshev.doc

Two Dreams for the Sake of One

Rav Jonathan Mishkin

09-60vayesh.doc

Yosef the Dreamer

Rav Michael Hattin

09-73vayeshev.htm

Yosef, His Brothers, and the Descent to Egypt

Rav Michael Hattin

09-62vayeshev.rtf

Yosef and His Brothers

Rav Michael Hattin

09-64vayeshev.rtf

Yosef and Yehuda

Rav Michael Hattin

09-65vayeshev.htm

Who Sold Yosef?

Rav Michael Hattin

09-66vayeshev.htm

The Butler and the Baker

Rav Michael Hattin

09-67vayeshev

Tranquility and Turbulence

Rav Alex Israel

09-68vayeishev.htm

Structuring Yosef's Rise and Fall

Rav Yaakov Beasley

09-69vayeshev.htm

Of Ambiguity and Culpability, Coats and Goats

Rav Yaakov Beasley

09-70vayeshev.htm

Yosef the 'Tzaddik' 

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

10-71miketz.htm

The Path of Repentance

Rav Zvi Shimon

10-72miketz.htm

The Ambivalent Joseph

Rav Alex Israel

10-59miketz1.doc

The Transformation of a Family

Rav Alex Israel

10-59miketz2.doc

The Transformation of a Family Part 2

Rav Alex Israel

10-60miketz.doc

From Dreamer to Interpreter

Rav Michael Hattin

10-73miketz.htm

Yosef and "Tzafenat Paneach"

Rav Michael Hattin

10-62miketz.doc

The Miketz Mystery

Rav David Silverberg

10-63mikeitz.rtf

The Teshuva of Yaacov

Rav Michael Hattin

10-64mikeitz.rtf

Yosef's Changing Fortunes

Rav Michael Hattin

10-67miketz

A Higher Responsibility

Rav Alex Israel

10-68miketz.htm

Clash of the Tribes

Rav Yaakov Beasley

10-69miketz.htm

NAMING CHILDREN

Rav Yaakov Beasley

10-70miketz.htm

Yosef : Is there Effortless Faith?

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

11-71vayigash.htm

A Tragic Misunderstanding

Rav Zvi Shimon

11-72vayigash.htm

Joseph's Economic Strategy

Rav Alex Israel

11-59vayigash.doc

Moving to Egypt

Rav Alex Israel

11-60vayigash.doc

Yosef's Brothers and Teshuva

Rav Michael Hattin

11-73vayigash.htm

Egypt and the Promised Land

Rav Michael Hattin

11-62vayigash.doc

Yosef's Brothers

Rav Michael Hattin

11-63vayigash.rtf

The Birth of Yocheved

Rav Michael Hattin

11-64vayigash.rtf

Yoseph's Tears

Rav Michael Hattin

11-66vayigash.htm

The Revival of Father Ya'akov's Spirit

Rav Michael Hattin

11-67vayigash

Yosef's Wagons

Rav Alex Israel

11-68vayigash.htm

Names in the Middle

Rav Yaakov Beasley

11-69vayigash.htm

YAAKOV'S FEARS

Rav Yaakov Beasley

11-70vayigash.htm

IS GOSHEN THE FIRST GHETTO?

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 

12-71vayechi.htm

Jacob's Last Wish

Rav Zvi Shimon

12-72vayechi.doc

Jewish Unity

Rav Alex Israel

12-59vayechi.doc

The Burial of Jacob

Rav Alex Israel

12-60vayechi.doc

Parashat Vayechi

Rav Michael Hattin

12-62vayechi.doc

"Our Patriarch Yaacov Never Died"

Rav David Silverberg

12-73vayechi.htm

The Themes of Sefer Bereishit

Rav Michael Hattin

12-64vayechi.rtf

Yaacov's Reassurance

Rav Michael Hattin

12-65vayechi.htm

Ya'acov's Death

Rav Michael Hattin

12-66vayechi.htm

Ya'akov's Last Request

Rav Michael Hattin

12-67vayechi

Essential Lessons for the Jewish Future

Rav Alex Israel

12-68vayechi.htm

Yaakov's Last Task

Rav Yaakov Beasley

12-69vayechi.htm

BETWEEN YEHUDA AND YOSEF

Rav Yaakov Beasley

12-70vayechi.htm

THE SECOND RECONCILIATION?

Rav Yaakov Beasley

 

 

 
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