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Learn about this week's Torah Portion: Vayigash and Chanukah
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Beginner Level

Drasha - by Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky
       Whole Justice - Vayigash, 5762
       All in a Day's Work - Vayigash, 5761
       Heartspeak - Vayigash, 5760
       For Crying Out Loud - Vayigash, 5759
       Destiny Today - Vayigash, 5758
       Uneasy Questions - Vayigash, 5757
       Age Old Questions - Vayigash, 5756
Dvar Torah
       Paint the World with Light - Chanukah, 5775
       8 - The Symbol of Eternity - Chanukah, 5773
       Holy Eyes - Chanukah, 5772
       That's Chanukah - Chanukah, 5772
       Growing Forever - Chanukah, 5771
       Light Up Right - Chanukah, 5770
       Oh Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel! - Chanukah, 5768
       A Double Loss! - Chanukah, 5767
       Our Noble Mission - Chanukah, 5766
       Majesty Resides Within! - Chanukah, 5765
       Our Power is Found - Chanukah, 5764
       Days of Eight - Chanukah, 5763
       The Key To Something More - Chanukah, 5762
       A Little Light Chases Away a Lot of Darkness - Chanukah, 5760
       Bonding Time - Chanukah, 5760
       Some on Chariots, and Some on Horses - Chanukah, 5758
       Waning or Waxing - Miketz-Chanukah, 5774
       The World of Learning - Miketz-Chanukah, 5764
       How Extrordinary The Result - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5761
       That’s Worth Fighting For - Vayigash, 5774
       The Top Knot - Vayigash, 5773
       The Right Size Portion - Vayigash, 5772
       As Amazing as Yosef HaTzadik - Vayigash, 5771
       This Nation to That Notion - Vayigash, 5770
       The Aleph-Beis of Relationships - Vayigash, 5769
       His True Identity - Vayigash, 5768
       Those Who Know - Vayigash, 5767
       Number One Priority - Vayigash, 5766
       The Eventual Good - Vayigash, 5765
       Before the Picture is Complete - Vayigash, 5764
       We Cannot Hide - Vayigash, 5763
       Not Just a Nutshell - Vayigash, 5762
       To Reveal Its Deeper Meaning - Vayigash, 5761
       Is He Still my Father? - Vayigash, 5760
       To Love Me is to Hate Me - Vayigash, 5759
       Family Values - Vayigash, 5758
       My Master Is In Me - Vayigash, 5757
Edutainment Weekly
       “So you Think You’re The Man, Alexander?” (Insights for Chanukah) - Chanukah, 0
Kol Hakollel - Edited by Rabbi Pinchas Avruch
       Everyday Miracles - Chanukah, 5764
       Today's Chanuka Miracle - Miketz-Chanukah, 5766
       The Master Plan - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5763
       What Are You Waiting For? - Vayigash, 5766
       Staying Connected - Vayigash, 5765
       Balanced Perspective - Vayigash, 5764
       Lifesavers - Vayigash, 5763
       "Coming into Egypt" - Vayigash, 5762
Legacy - by Rabbi Naftali Reich
       Behind the Gray Blur - Chanukah, 5768
       Festival of The Reflecting Lights - Miketz-Chanukah, 5773
       Walls - and Worlds - Apart - Vayigash, 5774
       Piecing Together the Jigsaw Puzzle - Vayigash, 5773
       An Escort for Life - Vayigash, 5770
       First Things First - Vayigash, 5769
       Tears of Joy (And Joseph Wept) - Vayigash, 5768
       Missing Persons - Vayigash, 5767
Lifeline - by Rabbi Yaakov Menken
       A Celebration of Spiritual Victory - Chanukah, 5764
       The Real Story - Chanukah, 5763
       What Miracle? - Chanukah, 5760
       A Killing Prayer - Chanukah, 5755
       Success by Whose Standards? - Vayigash, 5764
       A Place for Torah Study - Vayigash, 5763
       My son, the Prime Minister! - Vayigash, 5762
       'The Plan' - Vayigash, 5761
       The Root of the Problem - Vayigash, 5759
       Just Two Words - Vayigash, 5758
       Jewish Identity Through Jewish Education - Vayigash, 5757
The Living Law - by Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene
       Chanukah: Lights, Camera, Action! - Chanukah, 5768
       Mitzvah Lamp - Chanukah, 5766
Rabbi Wein - by Rabbi Berel Wein
       The Strong and the Weak - Chanukah, 5767
       Chanukah - Chanukah, 5761
       Interpreting Dreams - Chanukah-Miketz, 5771
       Yosef Recognizes His Brothers - Miketz-Chanukah, 5773
       Yosef Recognizes His Brothers - Miketz-Chanukah, 5773
       Preconceived notions - Vayigash, 5774
       Jewish Renewal and Resilience - Vayigash, 5773
       Maintaining Strong Family Bonds - Vayigash, 5772
       To Live in Harmony During Peaceful Times - Vayigash, 5771
       Maintaining Family Unity - Vayigash, 5770
       Right and Wrong - Vayigash, 5768
       Confrontation - Vayigash, 5767
       Forgive and Forget - Vayigash, 5766
       Yaakov's Message To Us - Vayigash, 5765
       Jewish Unity - Vayigash, 5763
       Dreaming in Real-Time - Vayigash, 5761
Rabbi Zweig on the Parsha - by Rabbi Yochanan Zweig
       To Fergin or Forget - Miketz-Chanukah, 5774
       A Superficial Light - Miketz-Chanukah, 5772
       To Fergin Or Forget - Miketz-Chanukah, 5771
       Feel My Pain - Vayigash, 5774
       Feel My Pain - Vayigash, 5773
       Feel My Pain - Vayigash, 5772
       Feel My Pain - Vayigash, 5771
       Liar Liar - Vayigash, 5770
Table Talk - by Rabbi Raymond Beyda
       Time Study - Miketz-Chanukah, 5766
       Potentially - Vayigash, 5767
       Parashat Vayigash & the Fast of the 10th of Tebet - Vayigash-Asara BeTeves, 5764
Thinking Outside the Box - by Rabbi Jeff Kirshblum
Parsha Summary - by Rabbi Aron Tendler
Haftorah Summary - by Rabbi Aron Tendler
Haftorah Commentary - by Rabbi Dovid Siegel

Intermediate Level

Beyond Pshat - by Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky
       The Light of Torah - Miketz-Chanukah, 5763
       The Power of Truth - Vayigash, 5763
Hamaayan - by Shlomo Katz
       Thanks for What? - Miketz-Chanukah, 5774
       Darkness and Light - Miketz-Chanukah, 5773
       Build with Your Dreams - Miketz-Chanukah, 5772
       Good and Bad Company - Miketz-Chanukah, 5768
       Chanaukah Lights - Miketz-Chanukah, 5765
       Chanukah Vs. Purim - Miketz-Chanukah, 5760
       A New Perspective - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5768
       A Torah Perspective - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5766
       The Lost Jewel - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5765
       Chanukah and Mechiras Yosef: The Hidden Connection - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5764
       Yehuda, Yosef and Chanukah - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5763
       Be Patient! - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5761
       The Challenge - Vayigash, 5774
       Shabbat Shalom - Vayigash, 5773
       Guarantors - Vayigash, 5772
       Parshas Vayigash - Vayigash, 5770
       Vayigash - Vayigash, 5767
       Yaakov's Descent to Egypt - Vayigash, 5764
       Growing in Exile - Vayigash, 5763
       It's All in the Delivery - Vayigash, 5762
       You Are Like Pharoah - Vayigash, 5761
       Visions of the Temples - Vayigash, 5758
Olas Shabbos - by Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann
       Horns and Hedonism - Chanukah, 5763
       Chanukah Oil: A Real No-Know - Chanukah, 5762
       Lighting Up the Streets - Chanukah, 5760
       A Little Oil Goes a Long Way - Miketz-Chanukah, 5766
       Smelling The Fragrance Of Hope - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5768
       Shadowy Existence - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5763
       Ge’ulah: The Roots of Exile - Vayigash, 5768
       The Wagons That Yosef Sent - Vayigash, 5766
       Connecting with the Avos - One Foot in the Grave - Vayigash, 5765
       Lessons of a Liquidation Sale - Vayigash, 5764
       The Wagons that Yosef Sent - Vayigash, 5763
       Miracles: The Majestic and the Mundane - Vayigash, 5762
       Worms and Wagons - Vayigash, 5761
       Ruble Trouble - Vayigash, 5760
       Many Routes, One Destination - Vayigash, 5759
Parsha Insights - by Rabbi Yisroel Ciner
       Just Five More Minutes of Sleep! - Miketz-Chanukah, 5759
       Sadly Released from Prison - Miketz-Chanukah, 5758
       Yosef and Chanukah - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5757
       The Essence of Reproof - Vayigash, 5759
       The Cause of our Exile - Vayigash, 5758
       Time is Precious - Vayigash, 5757
Perceptions on the Parsha - by Rabbi Pinchas Winston
       Yosef's Approach to God-Based Events - Chanukah-Miketz, 5771
       Light From Darkness, Take Two - Miketz-Chanukah, 5766
       O Chanukah, O Chanukah . . . - Miketz-Chanukah, 5765
       Those Small Jars - Vayeitzei-Chanukah, 5758
       Reading the Signs - Vayigash, 5773
       Light Burst - Vayigash, 5772
       Rough Beginning, Easy Ending - Vayigash, 5771
       Brotherly Love - Vayigash, 5770
       Getting Together Again, For Good - Vayigash, 5767
       Redemption At A Moment's Notice - Vayigash, 5766
       Don't Look A Gift-Donkey In The Mouth - Vayigash, 5765
       The Ultimate Pawn Shop - Vayigash, 5764
       A Fundamental of "Foundation" - Vayigash, 5763
       The Final Approach - Vayigash, 5762
       At Last, The Final Approach - Vayigash, 5761
       What's G-d's plan? - Vayigash, 5760
       A Matter of Approaches - Vayigash, 5759
       Doorway to Jewish Destiny - Vayigash, 5758
Rabbi's Notebook - by Rabbi Aron Tendler
       Non Negotiable Part II - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5765
       A Gallery of Heroes - Vayigash, 5763
       Goal Oriented - Vayigash, 5762
       Royal Conflict - Vayigash, 5760
       Portentous Cries & Kisses - Vayigash, 5759
       Prophecy: Fulfulled! - Vayigash, 5758
       For Shame or Pride - Vayigash-Asara BeTeves, 5766
       Love Conquers All - Vayigash-Asara BeTeves, 5764
Rav Frand - by Rabbi Yissocher Frand
       Analyzing The Imagery of A Familiar Chanukah Poem - Chanukah, 5765
       Into the Hands of the Few - Chanukah, 5763
       "Your Servant, Our Father" - Miketz-Chanukah, 5775
       How Yosef Got His Job - Miketz-Chanukah, 5774
       Straightening Out The Cause And The Effect - Miketz-Chanukah, 5773
       Shehechiyanu in Bergen Belsen - Miketz-Chanukah, 5756
       Nice Guys Finish Second -- Second in Command to Pharoah - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5766
       Of Fire and Money - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5757
       Why The Shift In Attitude? - Vayigash, 5774
       Sparing Embarrassment Of His Brothers Was Worth The Risk - Vayigash, 5773
       Parents Love Children More Than Children Love Parents - Vayigash, 5772
       Three Steps Forward Before Praying – Three Examples - Vayigash, 5771
       Rabbi Frand on Parshas Vayigash - Vayigash, 5770
       They Weren't Just Learning Eglah Arufah By Coincidence - Vayigash, 5770
       The Krias Shma Cover Up: When "Seeing" Is "Not Believing" - Vayigash, 5769
       Don't Rehash The Story of My Sale To Egypt - Vayigash, 5768
       Alas! The Therapeutic Anguish Could Not Be Completed - Vayigash, 5767
       Why Didn't Yosef Send A Letter? - Vayigash, 5766
       Yosef Provides Us With A Lesson In Etiquette - Vayigash, 5765
       Kingship = Responsibility - Vayigash, 5764
       Having Been Wrong - Vayigash, 5763
       A Dialog That Got To The Heart of The Matter - Vayigash, 5762
       It's MY Business - Vayigash, 5761
       Identity of a Jew - Vayigash, 5760
       From the Mouth of a "Turned Off" Student - Vayigash, 5759
       What Did Yosef Mean? - Vayigash, 5758
       Mystery of History - Vayigash, 5757
       Never Discount the Minority - Vayigash, 5756
Short Vorts - by Rabbi Chaim Flom

Advanced Level

Abarbanel - by Rabbi Dr. Meir Tamari
Be'eros - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Gal Einai - by Gedalia Litke
Haaros - by Rabbi Yaakov Bernstein
Jerusalem Views - by Rabbi Heshy Grossman
Maharal's Gur Aryeh - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Mikra - by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
Nesivos Shalom - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Sfas Emes - by Dr. Nosson Chayim Leff
Shabbos: Taam Hachaim - by Rabbi Binyomin Adler
Shem Meshmuel - by Rabbi Dr. Meir Tamari
The Timeless Rav Hirsch - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Netziv: Davar B'Ito - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Growing with the Parsha - By Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz


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