Shabbat Shalom: Mikeitz

Posted on December 15, 2023

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever tested someone to see if they have learned a lesson or to see how they would respond to challenging circumstances? Has someone ever done that to you? In this week’s Torah portion, when Joseph recognizes his brothers and they do not recognize him, he puts them through a series of tests to see if their character has changed since they sold him into slavery. Do you think this is an effective way of seeing if someone has learned from their mistakes? If not, how else might you do it?

A related side note: Some of you may have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends’ children who are receiving Early Decision and Early Action college notifications letters and emails. Whether the answer is an acceptance, a deferral or a declined admission, our students and families feel many emotions and this can be a difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Rabbi Rubin if you want to talk about it, no matter what the answers were. Kol haKavod to all our TBAY students for the efforts they put into those college applications (and the ones due January 1st) and to their families for the love and support they are giving them!

Please join us for Shabbat Services this week: Friday night at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning for Shabbat Mishpacha at 10:00 a.m. Both are multi-access – in person and on Zoom. Details are in your Shabbat Preview.

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )