[NOTE: The Midrash does not list the tenth a fortiori argument, however the tenth seems to be: 10. Thereby shall I know that You have dealt graciously with my master.”. they shall serve as signs for the set times—the days and the years; Q: Where were all the creations before their special days? A precious stone that shone sow brightly it lit up the תבה. Yaakov wanted to reveal the coming of Moshiach, but that was closed off. וַיְהִ֤י יְהֹוָה֙ אֶת־יוֹסֵ֔ף וַיְהִ֖י אִ֣ישׁ מַצְלִ֑יחַ וַיְהִ֕י בְּבֵ֖ית אֲדֹנָ֥יו הַמִּצְרִֽי: And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and whatever he (Joseph) did the Lord made prosper in his hand. Q: Why is Haran's death associated with his father? A: It refers to his spiritual station - Hashem would judge him only on his present situation and not take into account his wicked past or his evil descendants. (5) Avram took his wife Sarai and his brother’s son Lot, and all the wealth that they had amassed, and the persons that they had made in Charan; and they set out for the land of Canaan. A: The first was a blessing and this one is a command. [From Gen. Rabbah 85:2]. A: Yosef presented his weakest looking brothers so that Pharaoh wouldn't draft the whole family to the military. 5. Q: Why did Avraham take two servants (Eliezer and Yishmael) with him? Rashi addresses specific glaring questions in the Torah's text: Clarifications (when words, ideas or events are hard to understand, Rashi explains them) The English-reading audience has recently been the fortunate beneficiary of several new English translations of Rashi on Chumash (published by ArtScroll, Ktav and Targum/Feldheim) with a fourth (Ariel) on the way. A: אחר denotes closely following, while אחרי implies long afterwards. Q: What was the spiritual gain in Yaakov's blessing to Zevulan? Q: What did the baker and the butler dream? Q: Why are the binding of Isaac and the passing of Sarah recorded next to each other in the Torah? The Complete Tanakh (Tanach) - Hebrew Bible - Tanakh Online - Torah - Bible Q: How could חוה believe the snake that she wouldn't die, when 'ה said she would?! (1) Hashem appeared to him by the terebinths of Mamre; he was sitting at the entrance of the tent as the day grew hot. Translated from French by Catherine Temerson. Description: Nice translation of the Chumash and legendary commentary of 11th century Rabbi Rashi (Rabbi Sholomo Yitzhaki)Translated and annotated by Reverend M. Rosenbaum and Dr. A. M. Silbermann in collaboration with A Blashki andL. A: Just as he harbors no hatred for Benyamin - who didn't partake in the selling, so too, he feels only love for the rest of the brothers. וּבֵ֣ין הַמַּ֔יִם אֲשֶׁ֖ר מֵעַ֣ל לָרָקִ֑יעַ. Best Chumash With Rashi; Chumash With Rashi Reviewed and Rated in 2020 # Product Name Image; 1: Sapirstein Edition Rashi: The Torah with Rashi's Commentary Translated, Annotated and Elucidated, Vols. Torah testifies that these were his intentions. In addition, alternate forms of translation are given to reflect that many words can be accurately translated in more than one way. Q: Was Hashem's promise of "Long Life" fulfilled for Avraham? ISBN 0-8052-4254-6. Lemech was the seventh generation from Kayin. A: Because the work of the second day was not complete - the waters still had to be moved into the oceans to make room for dry land. But this only kicks in if the loved one is actually deceased. and 1 oz. The Torah tells us that Yom Tov is just like Shabbos except that food preparation is permitted. This Hebrew Bible was edited by esteemed translator and scholar, Rabbi A.J. To protect themselves from the great flood, which they figured would come every 1,656 years. 6. Both brought sacrifices to Hashem, Hevel brought his best animals and Kayin brought his trash. b.) A: For the entire fourteen years that he was at the academy of Shem and Eiver he never laid himself down to sleep. Yitzchak's mouth; the food that Esav hunted. Q: Why did 'ה say it was bad for Man to be alone? A: Yocheved - she was conceived in Canaan but born as the family entered the gates of Egypt. The snake meets the Woman and asks her, "Is it true that you are not allowed to eat any of the fruits in this garden?". (9) He was a mighty hunter before Hashem; hence the saying, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before HAshem.”. Join our newsletter to receive updates about specials and new programs! Yitzchak argued that he would willingly give his very life to Hashem if it were asked of him. Metsudah Chumash / Rashi with linear translation. (24) and they took him and cast him into the pit. (Logically, she should have had to go out for two weeks or more but remember, you can’t get more out of a kal v’chomer than you put into it!). A: He saw the gold his sister was wearing and he got excited. A2: To demonstrate the power of Yaakov's descendants, that a single spark will emerge from Yaakov that will destroy (burn up) Eisav. Q: Why would Avraham not take any of his fairly earned spoils or a monetary reward? an animal and dipped his coat in the blood, They were mistreating the sons of the former maidservant, They were not being modest when dealing with women, Wise beyond his years (Av = wise, Rach = young). There were poisonous snaces and scorpions in there. A: It must be referring to Yosef, since he is the subject of the entire sentences. The Woman replies, "Not true, we are allowed to eat from all the fruit... (3) It is only about fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that Hashem said: ‘You shall not eat of it or touch it, lest you die.’”. (54) And the seven years of famine set in, just as Joseph had foretold. Q: According to Esav, why was he named Yaakov? Q: Why did Og bother to inform Avraham about Lot's capture? Reconstructing the drama of the tree and the snake. Q: Where did Hashem take Avram out of in order to show him the stars? A: When he left the brothers he was baby-faced when he was sold and now was fully grown and bearded. Q: Which blessing did Lavan attribute to Yaakov's presence in his home? Read a short inspiring insight on this Torah portion. Hashem shows Jeremiah that he is incapable of understanding G-d's ways: (Jeremiah 12) "If you race with the foot-runners and they exhaust you, surely then, you cannot compete with horses! A: Because that is all he did - as soon as the brothers left Shimon was released and housed comfortably to await his brothers' return. A: Commandments are things that Hashem commandments even if it is so logical that you would have found them correct on your own. A: To tell us that Hagar and this new lady "Keturah", are the same person. Q: Why does the verse repeat the fact that these are the years of Sarah's life? A: To indicate that all the sons, including Reuven, were equally righteous (that Reuven's trespass, though egregious for a Tzaddik, is not actually a sin). (כב) וַיְהִ֗י כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר כִּלּ֤וּ הַגְּמַלִּים֙ לִשְׁתּ֔וֹת וַיִּקַּ֤ח הָאִישׁ֙ נֶ֣זֶם זָהָ֔ב בֶּ֖קַע מִשְׁקָל֑וֹ וּשְׁנֵ֤י צְמִידִים֙ עַל־יָדֶ֔יהָ עֲשָׂרָ֥ה זָהָ֖ב מִשְׁקָלָֽם׃. Q: Where was Yitzchak coming from when Rivkah saw him for the first time? (כב) וַיִּתְרֹֽצֲצ֤וּ הַבָּנִים֙ בְּקִרְבָּ֔הּ וַתֹּ֣אמֶר אִם־כֵּ֔ן לָ֥מָּה זֶּ֖ה אָנֹ֑כִי וַתֵּ֖לֶךְ לִדְרֹ֥שׁ אֶת־ה'׃. A1: Satan argued that Avraham was more devoted to Yitzchak than to Hashem, and Yishmael argued that Yitzchak was less committed than he (for he had been fully aware during his circumcision). Sifsei Chachamim is considered the classic commentary on Rashi, and is included in virtually every known edition of Chumash. Only when the sun came up did he realize he had been tricked. Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from? Q: What did Nimrod hunt that made his hunting unique? (1) Then Hashem said to Noach, “Go into the ark, with all your household, for you alone have I found righteous before Me in this generation. Hashem brought all the animals to Adam that he should give them names. Q: How did Yaakov prepare himself for his encounter with Eisav? A: Hashem initially wanted to prevent travelers from passing by so that Abraham would not exert himself to serve them - when Hashem saw that Abraham was pained by this He sent the three angels. (כד) וַיְשַׁלַּ֥ח אֶת־אֶחָ֖יו וַיֵּלֵ֑כוּ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם אַֽל־תִּרְגְּז֖וּ בַּדָּֽרֶךְ׃. Adam and Chava had two children, Kayin the farmer, and Hevel the shepherd. (Though they had not sinned against the ruler of Egypt, the brothers saw Hashem's justices in this event). A: When Pharaoh saw the miracles that Hashem performed for Avraham he felt it would be better for her to serve him than to be a princess. (13) God said to Noah, “I have decided to put an end to all flesh, for the earth is filled with theft because of them: I am about to destroy them with the earth. (אסתר ט) ויאמר המלך לאסתר המלכה בשושן הבירה וגו', וק"ו בשאר מדינות המלך מה עשו! He told them that He needs to create intelligent beings on Earth so that earth should not be jealous, since there are already intelligent beings in heaven. (א) וְזֹ֣את הַבְּרָכָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר בֵּרַ֥ךְ מֹשֶׁ֛ה אִ֥ישׁ הָאֱלֹקִ֖ים אֶת־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל לִפְנֵ֖י מוֹתֽוֹ׃ ... (ו) יְחִ֥י רְאוּבֵ֖ן וְאַל־יָמֹ֑ת וִיהִ֥י מְתָ֖יו מִסְפָּֽר׃, (ז) וְזֹ֣את לִֽיהוּדָה֮ וַיֹּאמַר֒ שְׁמַ֤ע ה' ק֣וֹל יְהוּדָ֔ה וְאֶל־עַמּ֖וֹ תְּבִיאֶ֑נּוּ יָדָיו֙ רָ֣ב ל֔וֹ וְעֵ֥זֶר מִצָּרָ֖יו תִּהְיֶֽה׃, (ח) וּלְלֵוִ֣י אָמַ֔ר תֻּמֶּ֥יךָ וְאוּרֶ֖יךָ לְאִ֣ישׁ חֲסִידֶ֑ךָ אֲשֶׁ֤ר נִסִּיתוֹ֙ בְּמַסָּ֔ה תְּרִיבֵ֖הוּ עַל־מֵ֥י מְרִיבָֽה׃ (ט) הָאֹמֵ֞ר לְאָבִ֤יו וּלְאִמּוֹ֙ לֹ֣א רְאִיתִ֔יו וְאֶת־אֶחָיו֙ לֹ֣א הִכִּ֔יר וְאֶת־בנו [בָּנָ֖יו] לֹ֣א יָדָ֑ע כִּ֤י שָֽׁמְרוּ֙ אִמְרָתֶ֔ךָ וּבְרִֽיתְךָ֖ יִנְצֹֽרוּ׃ (י) יוֹר֤וּ מִשְׁפָּטֶ֙יךָ֙ לְיַעֲקֹ֔ב וְתוֹרָתְךָ֖ לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יָשִׂ֤ימוּ קְטוֹרָה֙ בְּאַפֶּ֔ךָ וְכָלִ֖יל עַֽל־מִזְבְּחֶֽךָ׃ (יא) בָּרֵ֤ךְ ה' חֵיל֔וֹ וּפֹ֥עַל יָדָ֖יו תִּרְצֶ֑ה מְחַ֨ץ מָתְנַ֧יִם קָמָ֛יו וּמְשַׂנְאָ֖יו מִן־יְקוּמֽוּן׃, (יב) לְבִנְיָמִ֣ן אָמַ֔ר יְדִ֣יד ה' יִשְׁכֹּ֥ן לָבֶ֖טַח עָלָ֑יו חֹפֵ֤ף עָלָיו֙ כָּל־הַיּ֔וֹם וּבֵ֥ין כְּתֵיפָ֖יו שָׁכֵֽן׃, (יג) וּלְיוֹסֵ֣ף אָמַ֔ר מְבֹרֶ֥כֶת ה' אַרְצ֑וֹ מִמֶּ֤גֶד שָׁמַ֙יִם֙ מִטָּ֔ל וּמִתְּה֖וֹם רֹבֶ֥צֶת תָּֽחַת׃ (יד) וּמִמֶּ֖גֶד תְּבוּאֹ֣ת שָׁ֑מֶשׁ וּמִמֶּ֖גֶד גֶּ֥רֶשׁ יְרָחִֽים׃ (טו) וּמֵרֹ֖אשׁ הַרְרֵי־קֶ֑דֶם וּמִמֶּ֖גֶד גִּבְע֥וֹת עוֹלָֽם׃ (טז) וּמִמֶּ֗גֶד אֶ֚רֶץ וּמְלֹאָ֔הּ וּרְצ֥וֹן שֹׁכְנִ֖י סְנֶ֑ה תָּב֙וֹאתָה֙ לְרֹ֣אשׁ יוֹסֵ֔ף וּלְקָדְקֹ֖ד נְזִ֥יר אֶחָֽיו׃ (יז) בְּכ֨וֹר שׁוֹר֜וֹ הָדָ֣ר ל֗וֹ וְקַרְנֵ֤י רְאֵם֙ קַרְנָ֔יו בָּהֶ֗ם עַמִּ֛ים יְנַגַּ֥ח יַחְדָּ֖ו אַפְסֵי־אָ֑רֶץ וְהֵם֙ רִבְב֣וֹת אֶפְרַ֔יִם וְהֵ֖ם אַלְפֵ֥י מְנַשֶּֽׁה׃, (יח) וְלִזְבוּלֻ֣ן אָמַ֔ר שְׂמַ֥ח זְבוּלֻ֖ן בְּצֵאתֶ֑ךָ וְיִשָּׂשכָ֖ר בְּאֹהָלֶֽיךָ׃ (יט) עַמִּים֙ הַר־יִקְרָ֔אוּ שָׁ֖ם יִזְבְּח֣וּ זִבְחֵי־צֶ֑דֶק כִּ֣י שֶׁ֤פַע יַמִּים֙ יִינָ֔קוּ וּשְׂפוּנֵ֖י טְמ֥וּנֵי חֽוֹל׃, (כ) וּלְגָ֣ד אָמַ֔ר בָּר֖וּךְ מַרְחִ֣יב גָּ֑ד כְּלָבִ֣יא שָׁכֵ֔ן וְטָרַ֥ף זְר֖וֹעַ אַף־קָדְקֹֽד׃ (כא) וַיַּ֤רְא רֵאשִׁית֙ ל֔וֹ כִּי־שָׁ֛ם חֶלְקַ֥ת מְחֹקֵ֖ק סָפ֑וּן וַיֵּתֵא֙ רָ֣אשֵׁי עָ֔ם צִדְקַ֤ת ה' עָשָׂ֔ה וּמִשְׁפָּטָ֖יו עִם־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃, (כב) וּלְדָ֣ן אָמַ֔ר דָּ֖ן גּ֣וּר אַרְיֵ֑ה יְזַנֵּ֖ק מִן־הַבָּשָֽׁן׃, (כג) וּלְנַפְתָּלִ֣י אָמַ֔ר נַפְתָּלִי֙ שְׂבַ֣ע רָצ֔וֹן וּמָלֵ֖א בִּרְכַּ֣ת ה' יָ֥ם וְדָר֖וֹם יְרָֽשָׁה׃. All lectures by this Rabbi are available on MP3 format on one CD for only $3.00 including postage - Call 323-931-8923. () לערוף את העגלה כמצותה, שנאמר: "וערפו שם את העגלה, בנחל" (דברים כא,ד). Q: Why was Yitzchak not meant to go to Egypt? A: Since Yaakov bowed so many times, it moved Esauv to embrace him. Therefore Hashem promised him a large family, fortune, and fame. Chumash Bamidbar Perek 3 Rashi. Which statement is the new Passuk differing from? ×¢××¨××ª English × Chumash with Rashi Shemot . (15) Hashem said to him, “I promise, if anyone kills Cain, sevenfold vengeance shall be taken on him.” And Hashem put a mark on Kayin, lest anyone who met him should kill him. Q: Whose screams was Hashem investigating? Brief description from feldheim: Learning Chumash with Rashi has been a treasured part of Jewish life for almost a thousand years, since the time he lived and wrote. A: Those who act brazenly against faith in Hashem. Q: Why is Eliezer's report of the whole story written - we already know the story? These are the myriads of Ephraim, Those are the thousands of Manasseh. And Joseph found favor in his eyes, and he (Joseph) served him, and he (Potiphar) appointed him over his house, and all he had he gave into his hand. Mitzvah 181: To ax the neck of the calf as according to the commandment as it says, “And you shall ax the neck of the calf in the valley” (Devarim at 21:4) [if a dead body of a person is found between two cities and it cannot be determined who killed the corpse, the elders of the city closer to the corpse must perform this ritual – as an atonement for the city.]. Rashi comes to address specific glaring questions in the Torah's text: Clarifications (when words are hard to understand, Rashi explains them) (22) And of Dan he said: Dan is a lion’s whelp That leaps forth from Bashan. Q: What was Yehuda's argument about why Yosef should believe that they didn't steal the goblet? Yaakov would fight to go to yeshiva whenever they passed one and Eisav fought to go to temples of idolatry. - Small Size) A: They were all created on the first day but were lost in the watery mess until Hashem put them in their designated places on their special days. Today, tens of thousands of men, women and children study "Chumash with Rashi" as they review the Torah portion to be read in synagogue on the upcoming Shabbat. Hashem commanded Noach to gather one male and one female of each animal in the world and bring them onto the Ark so that they might also survive and repopulate the world. Q: Why did the angel say two commands - "Don't send your hand" and "Do nothing to him"! The lesson is that animals will fear man as long as he or she is alive, but not when the bodies are dead. A:Because there are the written Torah and the other was the oral Torah tradition. His explanation of Chumash, the first five books of the Torah, clarifies the "simple" meaning of the text so that a bright child of five could understand it. At the beginning all of creation is a mess of deep waters and the spirit of Hashem hovers above it - not at home within it. Bodies outside of Israel will have to roll to Eretz Yisroel to be resurrected. ALL English Books; Torah / Tanach - Bible Commentary. A: The brother sealed a covenant that no one would ever tell Yaakov the truth, and they included Hashem in this pact. A: He returned along the same route, stopping in the same inns, for two possible reasons: Q: What were the details of the argument between the shepherds? The word אִשֶׁר is missing. Q: What does the Half Shekel weight of the nose ring symbolize? A: This is where you see Hashem's humility - He consulted with angels before creating man, so that the angels should not be jealous. A: The words of those faithful servants of Avraham's house are very precious. Most famous among his descendants is Noach! וְכָל-יֶשׁ-לוֹ. Chumash Themes #2: The Purpose of Creation. Day 2: Hashem made an expanse of sky to separate between the upper waters and the lower waters. Q: How did the brothers prove to Yaakov that Yosef was alive? On days three and five He created earthly things. A: For the two Batei Mikdash (Holy Temples) that would be destroyed in Jerusalem, Benyamin's territory. Hashem tells Adam and the Woman that they may eat any of the things that grow in Gan Eden, except for the one tree in the middle - the עץ הדעת. Your precepts alone they observed, And kept Your covenant. Hasham made Adam fall into a deep faint and removed one of his sides, turned it into a woman, and closed up the site of the surgery with flesh and skin. 2. Therefore on day six He needed to create for both heaven and earth or else one of them would have an additional day of creation over the other. Q: How did Yitzchak receive the news that he would be the sacrifice if there was no sheep? When they met Yaakov convinced Eliphaz that penniless is as good as dead. Like any library, Mi Yodeya offers tons of great information, but does not offer personalized, professional advice , and does not take the place of seeking such advice from your rabbi . (כד) וַיִּסֹּ֥ב מֵֽעֲלֵיהֶ֖ם וַיֵּ֑בְךְּ וַיָּ֤שָׁב אֲלֵקֶם֙ וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר אֲלֵיהֶם וַיִּקַּ֤ח מֵֽאִתָּם֙ אֶת־שִׁמְע֔וֹן וַיֶּאֱסֹ֥ר אֹת֖וֹ לְעֵינֵיהֶֽם׃. The soldier protest being sent into battle at Keilah (Samuel I 23): "Behold we are afraid even here in Judah, surely [we will fear them] if we go to Keilah! A: Egyptians are loathed to eat with Hebrews because they see eating meat as an abomination. ×¢××¨××ª English × Chumash with Rashi Berieshit . (9) This is the line of Noach.—Noach was a righteous man; he was blameless in his age; Noach walked with HAshem.—. This is a beautifully printed and bound edition of the Rashi commented TorahThis is a new translation, presented side by side with the original Hebrew with Rashi's commentary given in both English and Hebrew as well. Q2: Did Esav truly reconcile with Yaakov? Q: Why does it mention Yaakov's leaving the city? A: It is similar to a minor who digs quickly through the sand to get to the gems. A: Yitzchak realized that he was not wrong, and therefor confirmed yaakovs blessings. Hashem accepted Hevel's sacrifice and ignored Kayins. A To honor her for not been influenced by the wickedness around her. Q: How do we know that Yishmael did Teshuvah? Smite the loins of his foes; Let his enemies rise no more. ", Hashem responds, "How do you know what naked is? Q: What is the significance of the number 318? So Eliphaz took all of Yaakov's possessions instead of his life. Avraham's shepherd argued that it was not yet theirs and that allowing the animals to graze was theft. (ג) וַתִּקַּ֞ח שָׂרַ֣י אֵֽשֶׁת־אַבְרָ֗ם אֶת־הָגָ֤ר הַמִּצְרִית֙ שִׁפְחָתָ֔הּ מִקֵּץ֙ עֶ֣שֶׂר שָׁנִ֔ים לְשֶׁ֥בֶת אַבְרָ֖ם בְּאֶ֣רֶץ כְּנָ֑עַן וַתִּתֵּ֥ן אֹתָ֛הּ לְאַבְרָ֥ם אִישָׁ֖הּ ל֥וֹ לְאִשָּֽׁה׃. A: She desired very strongly to increase the number of Shvatim (Yaakov's sons who would be leaders of tribes). A: Yaakov knew that Laban was a crook and would try to twist his words and have him marry someone else so he made his intentions as clear as possible leaving no room for misinterpretation. (3) And he proceeded by stages from the Negev as far as Beit-el, to the place where his tent had been formerly, between Beit-el and Ai. Q: Why did Hashem appear to Avraham but not talk to him? She had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. All I know for sure is that Arnold can certainly lift whatever Barack can lift. In each case pay special attention to the larger group. A: When Sarah tried to conceal fact that she was married to Avraham Lot did not inform on her to the Egyptian authorities. A: She preferred to be burned at the stake rather than to shame another person. It was reduced to the lowest and most despised creature. וַיַּ֣רְא אֲדֹנָ֔יו כִּ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה אִתּ֑וֹ וְכֹל֙ אֲשֶׁר־ה֣וּא עֹשֶׂ֔ה יְהֹוָ֖ה מַצְלִ֥יחַ בְּיָדֽוֹ: The name of Heaven was frequently in his mouth. This way he will always have an escort even if one attendant needs to take a break. Q: קְצֵה means "the edge", what does it mean that Yosef presented the "edge" of his brothers to Pharaoh? He proved his identity by showing that he was circumcised. בֶכֶר- he was the "בכר", firstborn to Rachel, 3. Chumash Bamidbar Perek 3 Rashi. (5) when no shrub of the field was yet on earth and no grasses of the field had yet sprouted, because the Hashem-Elokim had not sent rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the soil, A: There was no one on Earth to know the value of rain. Q: Why are both Leah and Rachel's families called "last'? A: To be fair. ×¤×¨×©×ª ××¨××©××ª. A: Yaakov hid Dina in a box, lest Eisav ask to marry her. A second Lubavitch Chumash, Kehot Publication Society's Torah Chumash (the "LA Chumash") offers an Interpolated English translation and commentary - "woven" together â again based on Rashi, and the works of the Rebbe. Among the famous names we find the king Nimrod. A: This verse is similar to many others describing moral depravity - implying that Lot was attracted to Sodom for that reason. The Hebrew and English lines not only match completely, but meet in the middle. וְיוֹסֵ֖ף הוּרַ֣ד מִצְרָ֑יְמָה וַיִּקְנֵ֡הוּ פּֽוֹטִיפַר֩ סְרִ֨יס פַּרְעֹ֜ה שַׂ֤ר הַטַּבָּחִים֙ אִ֣ישׁ מִצְרִ֔י מִיַּד֙ הַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר הֽוֹרִדֻ֖הוּ שָֽׁמָּה: Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt: [Scripture] returns to the previous topic, which it had interrupted in order to juxtapose the demotion of Judah with the selling of Joseph, to imply that because of him (Joseph), they (his brothers) demoted him (Judah) from his high position; and also to juxtapose the incident of Potiphar’s wife with the incident of Tamar, to tell you that just as that one [the incident of Tamar] was meant for the sake of heaven, so too this one [the incident of Potiphar’s wife] was meant for the sake of heaven. Q: Why does the Torah mention that Noach was righteous in middle of describing his generations? King Shlomo argues that the wicked should not expect to be spared judgement (Proverbs 11): "If the righteous pay [for sin] while on earth, certainly the wicked should expect to! ", 2. A: Hashem was pleading with Avraham to pass this very difficult test. So, I may know that Arnold is stronger than Barack, but I don’t know if that means Arnold can lift 200 lbs., 150 lbs., 101 lbs. Put the entrance to the ark in its side; make it with bottom, second, and third decks. Adviser to the King (Av = Advisor, Rekh = reigning king, Because he was instigated the fight against Yosef, saying to Levi, "Look, here comes the dreamer etc.". On days two and four He created heavenly things. Yet your urge shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.”. Q: Why did Yaakov not realize that it was Leah until the morning? Give the gift of quality Torah learning made simpler, with this completely vowelized chumash and rashi, beautifully designed, large-print, easy-to-follow Chumash. A: They regretted selling Yosef and they were committed to keeping their eyes open for him, to try and bring him home at any cost. Here the Torah teaches that the trues fruits of the Tzaddik's life are his good deeds. Secondary prohibitions. Search for: Stay Updated with Our News. Q: What is the difference between אַחַר and אַחֲרֵי? Everyone buried there was buried in pairs. A: When Rivkah entered Sarah's tent the special miracle of the bread and candles staying fresh and lit from Friday to Friday, as well as the cloud of Hashem's glory returned to rest on the tent. Q:Why would Hashem say "Let us make man" if it is going to cause trouble makers to claim that there is more than one god? Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, Pharaoh's chamberlain, chief of the slaughterers, an Egyptian man, purchased him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. (16) Make an opening for daylight in the ark, and terminate it within a cubit of the top. 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