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    Parashat Hashavua

    A G-d Who Cares for Others

    In Paroh’s dream, he was standing on top of the Nile (Bereishit 41:1). Chazal stressed that this is a hint at the phenomenon that the evil exist “on top of their gods” (Bereishit Rabba 69:3). The Nile is the god of Egypt because it gives them life, turning the river course, found in the midst of a scorching desert, into a flourishing pearl of growth and sustenance. An Egyptian god is a god to the extent that it “produces results,” providing needs and desires. The idol of a defeated nation stops being their idol. Egypt knew that they developed because of the Nile and knew how to value the provider of food and water. They knew, in their eyes, how to provide treats and tributes for the Nile. If one sacrifices before a god, it is based on the assumption that it will provide the one who offered it a net gain.

    Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli zt"l | Kislev 26 5778
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    Parashat Hashavua

    Who’s on Top?

    Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli zt"l | 5774
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    Miketz

    Self-Imposed Isolation

    Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli zt"l | 5772
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