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

Drasha - by Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky
       Brothers in Scorn - Vayeitzei, 5762
       Point of Order - Vayeitzei, 5761
       Designated Eater - Vayeitzei, 5760
       Well Check-Up - Vayeitzei, 5759
       Smokescreen - Vayeitzei, 5758
       Sheepish Leadership - Vayeitzei, 5756
Dvar Torah
       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
       Modeh Ani… I Am Thankful! - Vayeitzei, 5775
       Whats Holy?! - Vayeitzei, 5774
       Seekers of HASHEM - Vayeitzei, 5773
       Every Nana Second - Vayeitzei, 5772
       Now More Than Ever! - Vayeitzei, 5771
       I Did Not Know - Vayeitzei, 5770
       See What Will Be - Vayeitzei, 5769
       Whew! What a Message! - Vayeitzei, 5768
       A Diamond of Holiness - Vayeitzei, 5767
       Left to Chance - Yields Chaos - Vayeitzei, 5766
       The Challenges Ahead - Vayeitzei, 5765
       As Long as the Candle is Burning - Vayeitzei, 5764
       There to Share - Vayeitzei, 5763
       Welcome To The Middle East - Vayeitzei, 5762
       In All Honesty - Vayeitzei, 5761
       What’s a Meta-phor? - Vayeitzei, 5760
       A Pillar to Mankind - Vayeitzei, 5759
       Caught Not Taught - Vayeitzei, 5758
       Why Rachel Was Remembered - Vayeitzei, 5757
Edutainment Weekly
       “So you Think You’re The Man, Alexander?” (Insights for Chanukah) - Chanukah, 0
       “Trading Places on the Ladder of Life” - Vayeitzei, 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
       Out of Love - Vayeitzei, 5766
       Power To Choose - Vayeitzei, 5765
       A Perfect Marriage - Vayeitzei, 5764
       It's Good For You - Vayeitzei, 5763
       Going the Extra Mile - Vayeitzei, 5762
Legacy - by Rabbi Naftali Reich
       Behind the Gray Blur - Chanukah, 5768
       Festival of The Reflecting Lights - Miketz-Chanukah, 5773
       Shared Responsibility - Vayeitzei, 5774
       Shared Responsibility - Vayeitzei, 5773
       Asleep on Hallowed Ground - Vayeitzei, 5772
       Fourteen Sleepless Years - Vayeitzei, 5770
       Body and Soul - Vayeitzei, 5768
       Bread Is for Eating - Vayeitzei, 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
       Reaching Upward - Vayeitzei, 5764
       Influences - Vayeitzei, 5763
       A Legacy of Deceit - Vayeitzei, 5762
       Stairway to Heaven - Vayeitzei, 5760
       It Can Only Hurt Not to Ask - Vayeitzei, 5758
       Never Give Up! - Vayeitzei, 5757
       How to Affect Your Enviroment - Vayeitzei, 5755
The Living Law - by Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene
       Chanukah: Lights, Camera, Action! - Chanukah, 5768
       Mitzvah Lamp - Chanukah, 5766
       Of Climbing Ladders and Tugging Ropes - Vayeitzei, 5768
       Maaser: Give Me a Tenth! - Vayeitzei, 5767
       Respect of the Sanctuary: On Sacred Ground - Vayeitzei, 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
       Nurture the Yaakov Avinu Within Ourselves - Vayeitzei, 5774
       Torah Values - Vayeitzei, 5773
       Today Depends on Tomorrow - Vayeitzei, 5771
       To Achieve Your Goals and not Cause Jealousy - Vayeitzei, 5770
       Torah Education - Vayeitzei, 5768
       Heavenly Protection - Vayeitzei, 5767
       Suffering From Success - Vayeitzei, 5766
       My Brother, My Enemy - Vayeitzei, 5765
       Perseverence - Vayeitzei, 5762
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
       The Best Credentials - Vayeitzei, 5774
       Brothers in Arms - Vayeitzei, 5773
       A New Role - Vayeitzei, 5772
       A New Role - Vayeitzei, 5771
Table Talk - by Rabbi Raymond Beyda
       Time Study - Miketz-Chanukah, 5766
       Lend Me an Ear - Vayeitzei, 5767
       How Are You Doing? - Vayeitzei, 5765
       Thanks a Lot! - Vayeitzei, 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
       Understanding True Value in This World - Vayeitzei, 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
       A Special Land - Vayeitzei, 5774
        The 'Luz' Bone - Vayeitzei, 5773
       True Riches - Vayeitzei, 5772
       Tower of Strength - Vayeitzei, 5769
       Destined for Each Other? - Vayeitzei, 5768
       In Every Generation - Vayeitzei, 5766
       Anti-Semitism: The Original Source - Vayeitzei, 5764
       Can You Pass The Test? - Vayeitzei, 5763
       G-d Willing! - Vayeitzei, 5762
       Building a Jewish Home - Vayeitzei, 5761
       Behold! It Was Leah! - Vayeitzei, 5760
       Accompanying Angles - Vayeitzei, 5759
       Leah's Eyes - Vayeitzei, 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
       Twin Peaks - Vayeitzei, 5768
       Getting What You Pay For - Vayeitzei, 5767
       Torah Study - - Doing It Our Way - Vayeitzei, 5766
       The Kedusha of Galus - Thinking in Parallel - Vayeitzei, 5765
       To Beat 'Em - You Can't Join 'Em - Vayeitzei, 5764
       A Matter of Honour - Vayeitzei, 5763
       Giving it All We Have - Vayeitzei, 5762
       The Inns and Outs of Galus - Vayeitzei, 5761
       Every Last Drop - Vayeitzei, 5760
       Physical or Spiritual - Who's In Control? - Vayeitzei, 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
       A Time to Be Silent - Vayeitzei, 5762
       It's Who You're Dealing With - Vayeitzei, 5761
       Hey, Looks Like Supper! - Vayeitzei, 5760
       Sleep Soundly - Vayeitzei, 5760
       Turn, Turn, Turn... - Vayeitzei, 5759
       If Hashem Said to Go, You Go! - Vayeitzei, 5758
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
       Yesurim (Suffering) is Good For Our Souls - Vayeitzei, 5774
       Spreading the Word - Vayeitzei, 5773
       World Rectification - Vayeitzei, 5771
       See Yaakov Run - Vayeitzei, 5770
       Yaakov’s Journey - Vayeitzei, 5769
       Simple But Unbreakable Faith - Vayeitzei, 5767
       Leaving Ya'akov for Yisroel - Vayeitzei, 5766
       Leaving Ya’akov For Yisroel - Vayeitzei, 5765
       Angel or Demon? - Vayeitzei, 5764
       The Journey Continues - Vayeitzei, 5763
       A Lesson In Exile & Redemption - Vayeitzei, 5762
       Out of Luck - Into G-d - Vayeitzei, 5761
       Leaving... a Good Impression - Vayeitzei, 5760
       Out, Up, and On His Way - Vayeitzei, 5759
       Well-Fare of a Tzaddik - Vayeitzei, 5758
       Those Small Jars - Vayeitzei-Chanukah, 5758
Rabbi's Notebook - by Rabbi Aron Tendler
       Non Negotiable Part II - Vayeishev-Chanukah, 5765
       Keeping Secrets - Vayeitzei, 5766
       Seeking Yitzchak - Vayeitzei, 5765
       The Mysterious Ways of Women - Vayeitzei, 5764
       Taking A Stand - Making A Difference - Vayeitzei, 5763
       Tithing All His Possessions - Vayeitzei, 5762
       The Truth of Deceit - Vayeitzei, 5761
       Rachel's Sacrifice - Vayeitzei, 5760
       Just Doing My Job! - Vayeitzei, 5759
       The Birth of a Nation - Vayeitzei, 5758
Rav Frand - by Rabbi Yissocher Frand
       Analyzing The Imagery of A Familiar Chanukah Poem - Chanukah, 5765
       Into the Hands of the Few - Chanukah, 5763
       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
       The Merit of 20 Years of Honest Work Surpassed the Merit of the Forefathers - Vayeitzei, 5774
       The Twelve Stones Become One: Inverted Symbolism? - Vayeitzei, 5772
       "Now I Have Someone To Blame" – That's Just The Beginning - Vayeitzei, 5771
       Rabbi Frand on Parshas Vayeitzei - Vayeitzei, 5770
       The Blessing Emerges From Lowliness - Vayeitzei, 5769
       The Tzadik Does Not "Flee" He "Leaves" (With Dignity and Confidence) - Vayeitzei, 5768
       Making A Deal With The Almighty In The Tradition of Yaakov Avinu - Vayeitzei, 5767
       The Simile of the Dust of the Earth - Vayeitzei, 5766
       Hashem Must Play The Role of Our First Love, Not Our Second Fiddle - Vayeitzei, 5765
       Eisav Had It Easy. Yaakov Travels a Different Path - Vayeitzei, 5764
       "More Than I Deserve" - Vayeitzei, 5763
       You've Got To Have Heart - Vayeitzei, 5762
       It's a Match! - Vayeitzei, 5761
       Two Paradigms of Thankful Individuals - Vayeitzei, 5759
       Stagnation is Descent - Vayeitzei, 5758
       Departure of the 'Tent Dweller' - Vayeitzei, 5757
       The House of Yaakov - Vayeitzei, 5756
Short Vorts - by Rabbi Chaim Flom
       When You've Got It, Don't Flaunt It - 5768

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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