Parasha of the Week

Weekly Torah Portion….

Different but Complementary
Parashat Vayechi – 1781
In this week’ Torah portion of Vayechi which concludes the book of Genesis, we listen to Jacob blessing his sons as
Exile as a Moral Foundation
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites In this week’s Torah portion, Vayigash, we read about the Jewish nation that
Days of Love and Hate – How Do We Cope? 

 Parashat Miketz 5781

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

In this week’s Torah portion, Miketz, we read the continuation of Joseph’s story

Our Ancestors’ Legacy

5781 – Parashat Vayeshev

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

This Shabbat, we get into the story of Joseph and his brothers,

Jacob and Israel – Two Names, Two Spiritual Attitudes

Vayishlach 5781

Parashat Vayishlach

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

Someone Hears Your Crying

Parashat Vayetzeh- 5781

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

This week, we read about Jacob’s life in the household of his

Courageous, Conservative, or a Survivor

Bs”d  Toldot 5781

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

Last week, we parted from our forefather Abraham, after three parashot that

Avraham Avinu’s Wonderful Death

Chayei Sarah 5781

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

As opposed to its name, this week’s Torah portion

Divine Revelation Versus the Needs of Others

Vayera 5781

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

This week’s parasha, Vayera, begins with a double story: The Divine Revelation that

The Responsible One

Parashat Lech Lecha
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
At the end of our previous parasha, Parashat Noach, we

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The Western Wall Plaza hosts approximately 60,000 people. It symbolizes the Jewish link to Jerusalem and serves as the synagogue closest to the remains of both Holy Temples.
The Western Wall's visible stones tell of its history from the time of the Holy Temples' ruin. The original Herodian stones are distinct from the others in size and in their unique borders.
The building style of "grading" used when layering the Western Wall's stones, teaches us that the Temple Mount's walls were not perpendicular but marginally sloping.

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