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Toldot Ha-shamayim Ve-ha'aretz: Man's Sins Transform the World Rav Reuven Taragin
Religious Sin, Ethical Sin and the Punishment of Exile Rav Yonatan Grossman
Why Did God Not Accept Kayin's Offering? Rav Elchanan Samet
And God Saw that it Was Good Rav Chanoch Waxman
The Story of Creation and our Ecological Crisis Rav Elchanan Samet
"And Chanoch Walked With the Lord" Rav Amnon Bazak
The Snakes Sin and Its Punishment Rav Yaakov Medan
The Story of Creation Rav Tamir Granot
The Story of Chava (Bereishit 4) Rav Yehuda Rock
Let us Make Man Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
Raising Cain and Hevel Rav Ezra Bick
Man and Nature Rav Yair Kahn
The Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life Rav Zeev Weitman


The First World and the Second Rav Yonatan Grossman
"And Man's Loftiness Will be Bowed:"
The Sin and Punishment of the Tower of Bavel 
Rav Elchanan Samet
The Flood and Its Aftermath Rav Yitzchak Blau
Survival and Revival - On the Righteousness of Noach Rav Chanoch Waxman
Two Covenants to Preserve the World Rav Elchanan Samet
Noach, the Dove, and the Raven Rav Yonatan Grossman
"Then I Shall Bring Upon the Nations a Clear Language" Rav Yaakov Medan
What Changed After the Flood? Rav Tamir Granot
The Tower of Bavel Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
Consolation for the Land Rav Yehuda Rock
Unity and Individualism Rav Ezra Bick
The Brotherhood of Man Rav Yair Kahn
The Rainbow Rav Amnon Bazak
Creation Anew Rav Zeev Weitman

Lekh Lekha  

Lekh Lekha Rav Avraham Walfish
The Suffering of Hagar and the Enslavement in Egypt Rav Yonatan Grossman
"Sarah Treated Her Harshly" -
Did Our Matriarch Sin in This Regard?
Rav Elchanan Samet
Avraham and Terach's Migration to Canaan Rav Yonatan Grossman
By What Shall I Know? Question and Covenant Rav Chanoch Waxman
A Double Test Rav Elchanan Samet
Avraham and the Idols: A Midrashic Reflection of a Biblical Story Rav Amnon Bazak
"Berit Benei Ha-betarim" - the Covenant Between the Parts Rav Yaakov Medan
Calling in Hashem's Name Rav Yehuda Rock
Sarai and Hagar Rav Ezra Bick
Who Was Avraham? Rav Yair Kahn
The Covenant Between the Parts Rav Zeev Weitman


News of the Birth of Yitzchak Rav Yonatan Grossman
From Lekh Lekha Me-artzekcha to Lekh Lekha El Ha-makom
A Dynasty Born of Faith
Rav Reuven Taragin
The Birth of Yitzchak 
and the Banishment of Hagar and Yishmael
Rav Elchanan Samet
Avraham's Mission Rav Shalom Berger
But My Covenant I Shall Establish with Yitzchak Rav Chanoch Waxman
Rashbam's Interpretation of the Story of Avraham and the Angels Rav Elchanan Samet
The Salvation of Lot Rav Yonatan Grossman
The Way of God and the Way of Righteousness and Justice Rav Yaakov Medan
Revelation to Avraham vs. Revelation to Moshe Rav Tamir Granot
The Prophet in Prayer Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
Avraham's Blessing Rav Yehuda Rock
Avraham and the Angels Rav Ezra Bick
Avraham Established the Morning Prayer Rav Yair Kahn
Avraham and the Angels Rav Amnon Bazak
Gods Revelation to Avraham Rav Zeev Weitman

Chayei Sara  

"And the field, and the cave therein, were upheld unto Avraham for a possession..." Rav Amnon Bazak
The Status of Yishmael, or Hagar's Escape and Hagar's Banishment Rav Yonatan Grossman
The Speech and the Silence of Avraham's Servant Rav Elchanan Samet
Camel-flage Rav Yaacov Steinman
The Bride of Yitzchak Rav Chanoch Waxman
"There Avraham Was Buried, and Sarah His Wife" Rav Elchanan Samet
Give Me a Possession of a Burial Place withYou" Rav Yonatan Grossman
Ketura Rav Yaakov Medan
"Not to Take a Wife… from the Daughters of the Canaanites" Rav Tamir Granot
The Purchase of the "Burial Possession" Rav Yehuda Rock
"Do not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites… only do not take my son back to there" Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
When Rivka Met Yitzchak Rav Ezra Bick
This is Hashem's Doing Rav Yair Kahn
Rivka Rav Amnon Bazak
Eretz Yisrael Rav Zeev Weitman


"Avraham Bore Yitzchak..." Rav Yonatan Grossman
Toldot Rav Avraham Walfish
The Moral Dimension of the Story of Yitzchak's Blessings Rav Elchanan Samet
The Blindness of Yitzchak Rav Ezra Bick
And Now my Son Listen to my Voice Rav Chanoch Waxman
"And the Children Strove Within Her" Rav Elchanan Samet
The Differences Between Avraham and Yitzchak Rav Amnon Bazak
Esav's Merit Rav Yaakov Medan
Three Different Blessings Rav Tamir Granot
The Birthright Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
Dividing the Berakhot Rav Ezra Bick
Birthrights and Blessings Rav Yair Kahn
Give Truth to Yaakov Rav Zeev Weitman


Vayeitze Rav Joshua Berman
"Mei-Hashem Yatza Ha-davar" Perceiving Providence  Rav Reuven Taragin
The Parallel Between Yaakov and Avraham Rav Yonatan Grossman
There and Back Again: The Exilic Journeys and Sojourns of Vayetze  Rav Elchanan Samet  
Of Angels, Pillars and Brothers Rav Chanoch Waxman
The Meeting at the Well Rav Elchanan Samet
"And He Found Mandrakes in the Field" Rav Yonatan Grossman
Beit-El Rav Yaakov Medan
The Dream of the Ladder Rav Tamir Granot
Yaakov's Oath and Rachel's Terafim Rav Yehuda Rock
Fleeing and Marrying, Reality and Vision Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
The Covenant of Separation Rav Ezra Bick
Arami Oved Avi Rav Yair Kahn
Yaakov's Ladder Rav Amnon Bazak
"The Place Which God Shall Choose" Rav Zeev Weitman


Vayishlach Rav Binyamin Tabory
The Vow and the Name Change Rav Yonatan Grossman
Rachel Rav Amnon Bazak
Ya'akov's Encounter with Esav
and His Struggle with the Angel
Rav Elchanan Samet
And Yaakov was Left Alone Rav Chanoch Waxman
A Great Silence: The Story of Rachel's Death Rav Elchanan Samet
Shimon and Levi in Shekhem Rav Amnon Bazak
"Anyone Who Says That Reuven Sinned..." Rav Yaakov Medan
"Power of Judgment" – Shimon and Levi in Shekhem Rav Tamir Granot
Rachel's Burial "On The Way" Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
The Meaning of Kappara in the Torah Rav Yeduda Rock
Beit-El Rav Ezra Bick
Coming Home Rav Yair Kahn
Can any Defense be Offered for the Actions of Shimon and Levi? Rav Zeev Weitman


Tamar And Yosef Rav Yonatan Grossman
Vayeshev Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein
The Meaning of Yosef's Dreams Rav Elchanan Samet
The Fall and Rise of Yosef Rav Zvi Shimon
The Prince and the Prison Rav Chanoch Waxman
Yehuda and Tamar – A Story Within a Story? Rav Elchanan Samet
Two Dreams and Two Solutions Rav Yonatan Grossman
In the Footsteps of Yosef and the Midrash Rav Yaakov Medan
The Story of Joseph Rav Tamir Granot
The Sale of Yosef Rav Yehuda Rock
Yosef Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
Toldot Yaakov Rav Yair Kahn
Yehuda and Tamar Rav Amnon Bazak
The Original Plan of Yosef's Brothers Rav Zeev Weitman


Why Didn't Joseph Contact His Father? Rav Zvi Shimon
The Interpretation of Pharaoh's Dream Rav Yonatan Grossman
Reuven's Attempt to Save Yosef Rav Elchanan Samet
The Intractable Question:
Why Did Yosef Not Send Word to his Father?
Rav Yoel Bin-Nun
Of Bags and Brothers Rav Chanoch Waxman
What Does the Story of Yosef Come to Teach Us? Rav Elchanan Samet
"There Is None So Wise and Knowing As You" Rav Amnon Bazak
The Meaning of Yosef's Enstrangement Rav Yaakov Medan
Yosef: Dreamer and Interpreter Rav Tamir Granot
Reuven and Yehuda Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
Yaakov and Yehuda Rav Ezra Bick
Afraid to Hope Rav Yair Kahn

Why did Yosef Hide his Identity from his Brothers?

Rav Zeev Weitman


Vayigash Rav Michael Rosensweig
The Priests of Egypt and the Kohanim of Israel Rav Yonatan Grossman
Vayigash Rav Yaakov Medan
Yehuda's Monologue: Reading Between the Lines Rav Elchanan Samet
Why Did Yosef Not Send Word to his Father? A Solution Rav Yoel Bin-Nun  
Yehuda's Plea and Its Audiences Rav Chanoch Waxman
Seventy Souls Rav Elchanan Samet
Yehuda vs. Tamar as Background to Yehuda vs. Yosef Rav Yonatan Grossman
Yosef and Yehuda Rav Yaakov Medan
Template of the Diaspora Rav Tamir Granot
The Leadership of Yehuda (II) Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
The Twilight Years Rav Ezra Bick
Tzafnat Pa'aneach - Prince of Egypt Rav Yair Kahn
The Priests of Egypt and the Kohanim of Israel Rav Amnon Bazak
Yaakov's Dual Descent to Egypt Rav Zeev Weitman


The Meaning of Yaakov's Message to Dan Rav Yitzchak Blau
Vayechi Yaakov - Vayechi Yosef Rav Yonatan Grossman
Ya'akov's Last Bow:
A Retrospective Look at the Life of our Patriarch
Rav Elchanan Samet
The Path of Repentance: 
A Response to Rav Yoel Bin-Nun
Rav Ya'akov Medan  
The Tears of Yosef Rav Chanoch Waxman
"They Are Mine, Efraim and Menashe" Rav Elchanan Samet
Yosef's Teshuva Rav Amnon Bazak
Rachel's Death and Burial Rav Yaakov Medan
Yaakov's Blessing Rav Tamir Granot
Yaakov's Blessing to Yosef Rav Yehuda Rock
Yosef – From Exile to Redemption Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
From Egypt to Canaan Rav Ezra Bick
Clouds of Galut Rav Yair Kahn
Seventeen Years? Rav Zeev Weitman

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