Mikeitz – Destruction and Hope

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Why does the verse say that Yakov ‘sees’ that there is food in Egypt, but then say that Yakov ‘heard’ there is food in Egypt? Why did Yakov lose his Ruach Hakodesh (Divine Inspiration), and what was his experience as it was about to return? Why does the Torah use the unusual word ‘shever’ to mean food, when ordinarily it uses the word ‘ochel?’ What is the ‘sever’ – hope – that Yakov has, without realizing it? What were the words that the fallen soldier, R’ Elisha Loewenstern asked me to write a song to? How are we to look at the shever-breaking with sever-hope? Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

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