Parshas Vayishlach 5776

True Sensitivity Parshas Vayishlach November 28, 2015 – ט”ז כסלו תשע”ו When Yaakov Avinu sent an appeasement gift to his brother Eisav, he placed the animals in a very specific order. Rabbeinu Bachaya highlights the fact that the sheep were positioned after all the other animals. Usually, sheep are placed at the head as they are the choicest and most desirable. Rabbeinu Bachaya explains that the sheep could have triggered Eisav to remember why he hated his brother in the first place. Yaakov had prepared delicacies from sheep meat to serve…

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Special Guest Lecture by Rabbi Avraham Juravel of the OU

Rabbi Avraham Juravel serves as supervisor of technical services for the Orthodox Union (OU) and as “honorary chief rabbi of Idaho Falls.” Rabbi Juravel has been overseeing technical services for OU Kosher for more than twenty years. This week, the Yeshiva had the honour and privilege of hearing him address the talmidim after davening. “What goes in your mouth, affects you as a person!” said Rabbi Juravel. Besides the Hashkafa and Halachos that go into modern day Kashrus certification, Rabbi Juravel kept the students spell-bound by some of the stories he witnessed…

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