Jun 26, 2022

Raize Guttman 06-26-22 (27 Sivan 5782)

Parsha Vayetzei – Ch 32, V 1-3

Completion of Parsha Vayetzei - Chazak, Chazak, V'nitchazeik!! Be strong, be strong, and we will be strong!

May we continue to grow and go in the way of Torah!

Jun 19, 2022

Raize Guttman 06-19-22 (20 Sivan 5782)

Parsha Vayetzei – Ch 31, V 43 - 54

Lavan said that all Yaakov took with him belongs to him!  They  made a bris and built a pile of stones to memorialize the covenant between them.   Lavan wanted to give the spot an Aramaic name (Yegar Sahadutha) Yaakov wanted it to be a Hebrew name  (Gal ed).  The gematria of the name of the place is 213.  213 years later, the Maccabees fought war with the Greeks.

Just as Lavan was saying, its okay if you are Jewish, just follow in my ways, so the issue continued in the time of Matisyahu when the Jews followed the Greek culture and way of life.

Raize Guttman 06-12-22 (13 Sivan 5782)

Parsha Vayetzei – Ch 31, V 36-42

Lavan catches up to Yaakov, and is furious with him that  he left without saying "goodbye".  Yaakov controls his response, and does not allow himself to show his anger back.  This is a lesson for all of us in how to control our negative emotions, ie: anger.

06-05-22 (07 Sivan 5782)

No Class due to observance of Shavuot