Portion vaYayShev - if you think YOU have Tzores (problems)
- קטגוריה: Parashat Hashavua
- פורסם בשישי, 11 דצמבר 2020 10:30
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I don't immediately delete all the health reminders I get from my email
But why do I get one every day with the header Clogged Colon?
That one really sets me off
3 years ago I stopped buying on Ebay because they wouldnt let me pay in dollars only in shekels.
So why do I daily get threats that they want to cancel my account? Who cares?
And Chanuka "messages about eating Dairy,
And defeating the cruel Greek culture of yester year?
Is that why I am eating Greek Yogurt at 430 AM while writing this?
Okay there really are serious things to learn from this week s portion
It says "Jacob lived in Israel" - okay,
After making peace with his brother and escaping from a dangerous father in law – what's "the learning" here?
The commentators say
"JAcob just wanted to live in peace
and then Joseph and the brothers start fighting
And it leads to Years of Sadness in the
Family – and you know – in the Whole World.
Eventually it leads to world Famine!Yes, and the starvation was caused by
the ... Jews?
Wait! I didn't mean that
But in truth, that's what they were thinking –
That "we did it" -
And the Canaanite neighbors wère
So Jacob was afraid like never before! And the brothers?
Wake Up World!
The Almighty sent Joseph to
Egypt to Feed the World!
Many years ago my first Jerusalem apartment was on Simchoni Street - and next tò Dr Simchoni's apartment (no connection) who had
all sorts of African .masks. So once I asked him how come?
Turns out he was sent by Israel to work in Africa in a field hospital - healing people
for like 5 years.
Why does Israel help out everywhere?
Why does the portion show us how much work Jacob ha still to do?
Is it about world peace
Is G-d is telling Jacob that the price of the Holy Land is to Help Create World Peace
So stay tuned and connected to
The next 2 portions
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz