Butler and Baker

sliced bread

Vayeishev 5775

This week’s parasha ends with Yosef in prison.

He’s been a model prisoner and has been put in charge of all the other prisoners.

Then Paro gets angry with his chief butler and chief baker and throws them into the same prison with Yosef.

One night the butler and baker have dreams that leave them troubled.


Rachel and Leah

Jacob greet Rachel

Vayeitze 5775

It’s easy to detect the competition between Rachel and Leah for Yaakov’s affections in Parashat Vayeitze.

Though Yaakov married both sisters, it’s clear that Rachel was his favorite.


Jewish Meditation Course


It was the Shabbat after Rosh HaShana. I was at shul for mincha. And because it was a bright, sunny day most of the lower windows in the shul were open.

It was time to take out the Sefer Torah. I stood and moved towards the ark.

As I did I heard an odd noise over my left shoulder.