Parshat Bereshit
The Creation as Divine Strategy - Parshat Bereshis – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Torah opens with the story of the creation, which is completely original, "substance out of nothingness." "In the beginning, G-d created the heaven and the earth." (Bereshis 1:1) "Because there is a great need to open the Torah with 'In the beginnin...

Parshat Bereshit
Parshat Bereshit - Rav Shenvald - Parshat Bereshit – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Torah opens with the story of the creation, which is completely original, "substance out of nothingness." "In the beginning, G-d created the heaven and the earth." (Bereshis 1:1) "Because there is a great need to open the Torah with 'In the beginnin...


Parshat Noach
Parshat Noach - Rav Shenvald - Parshat Noach The Strategic Significance of Making a Threat Tangible In Parshat Noach we read about the calamity of the generation of the flood, Noach and the Ark. Ten generations after the creation of the world (Pirkei Avot 5,2) the human race is in the midst of a crisis, "And G-d saw that m...


Parshat Lech Lecha
Free choice and religious coercion Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Lech Lecha - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - Free choice and religious coercion Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Lech Lecha - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 At the beginning of our Parasha, Avraham is commanded to go to the Land of Israel: 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land...


Parshat Vayera
Conversion in Israel Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayera - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - Conversion in Israel Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayera - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 The link between the revelation of G-d to Abraham at the beginning of Parashat Vayera, and the end of Parashat Lech Lecha is the Brit Milah: "And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were b...


Parshat Chayei Sarah
Intermarriage Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Chayei Sarah - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - Intermarriage Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Chayei Sarah - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 In our Parasha, Abraham asks Eliezer to go out and find a suitable mate for his son Isaac: "And Abraham said unto his servant, the elder of his house, that ruled over all that he had: 'Put, I pray...


Parshat Toldot
Solidarity time In memory of those who were killed in a terrorist attack in the Pittsburgh Synagogue on Shabbat Vayera Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Toldot - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald- 5769 - Solidarity time In memory of those who were killed in a terrorist attack in the Pittsburgh Synagogue on Shabbat Vayera Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Toldot - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald- 5769 At the beginning of our Parasha we see the birth of Yaacov and Esav to Yitzchak and Rivka. At th...


Parshat Vayetze
The Strategic Connection Between The Spiritual and The Physical World - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald For the “Yeadim Nifgashim” for Shabbat Vayetze Yaakov Returned to the Beit Midrash of Shem and Ever. The Midrash Rabbah on the Parsha tells us that while Yaakov was on his way to Haran, he returned to the Beit Midrash of Shem and Ever for another fourteen years, and onl...

Parshat Vayetze
Settlement or dominance and discouragement Parsha and its Implementation - Parashat Vayetze - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - Settlement or dominance and discouragement Parsha and its Implementation - Parashat Vayetze - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 The text describes the meeting between Jacob and Rachel at the well: " … Rachel came with her father's sheep; for she tended them. And continues… And Jaco...


Parshat Vayishlach
The Struggle for Primogeniture - since then and forever Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayishlach - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald- 5769 - The Struggle for Primogeniture - since then and forever Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayishlach - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald- 5769 The fateful encounter between Yaacov and Eisav, when Yaacov is coming from Lavan to the Land of Israel is also the decisive stage in the “struggle over the b...


Parshat Vayeshev
The tiny candles and Religion imposing Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayeshev - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - The tiny candles and Religion imposing Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayeshev - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 Joseph is identified in Egypt by his origins as "a Hebrew person." It is in this name that Potiphar's wife calls him: "Look, he had to bring us a Hebrew to dally with us" (Ber...


Parshat Miketz
Yosef the Distributor – The Critical Importance of Economic Strategy - For Parshat Miketz – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our Parsha deals with many different aspects of the subject of macro-economics. The economy is one of the major factors of human society, and is a driving force behind historical changes. Pharaoh dreams of seven fat, healthy cows devoured by seven ema...

Parshat Miketz
On consultants and operations Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Miketz - Chanukah - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - On consultants and operational staff Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Miketz - Chanukah - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 What is the role of the consultants? And should decision makers have to accept their advice? A study of the Parasha on Yosef's advice to Pharaoh will help shed ligh...


Parshat Vayigash
ויגש - אנגלית - Active Human Incentive and Divine Processes Parshat Vayigash – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In our parsha, the story of the sale of Yosef comes full circle. Yosef reveals himself as the viceroy to the king of Egypt and send a message to his father that he is alive. So ended the most difficult perio...

Parshat Vayigash
Double-Meaning Speech Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayigash - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - Double-Meaning Speech Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayigash - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 The affair begins with a frontal confrontation between Yehuda and Yosef, which takes place on two levels, overt and covert. The confrontation is not symmetrical, because Yosef knows clearly wh...


Parshat Vayechi
National Strategy of Demographics and Population Settlement - Parshat Vayechi Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald, Rosh Yeshivat Meir Harel Modiin-Ofakim One important foundation of national strategy involves demographics and population settlement. In the Torah, this foundation is integral to the mitzvah of settling the Land of Israel. Effective planning of demograp...

Parshat Vayechi
Parshat Vayechi - Parshat Vayechi Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald, Rosh Yeshivat Meir Harel Modiin-Ofakim One important foundation of national strategy involves demographics and population settlement. In the Torah, this foundation is integral to the mitzvah of settling the Land of Israel. Effective planning of demographics...

Parshat Vayechi
…He bent his shoulder to the burden… Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayechi - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - …He bent his shoulder to the burden… Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vayechi - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 The story of last week's fall of Staff Sergeant Yuval Mor-Yosef, who was a student at the Kiryat-Ono Hesder Yeshiva, opens a window to the revolution that began about two decades...

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