Torah Commentary Archive

Commentary on Parashat Va-Yehi

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis When Joseph saw that his father was placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head, he thought it was wrong, so he took hold of his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s. “Not so, Father,” Joseph said to his father, “for the other is the first-born…” Genesis …

Commentary on Parashat Mikeitz

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “After two years’ time, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, when out of the Nile came seven cows, handsome and sturdy, and they grazed in the reed grass. But presently, seven other cows came up from the Nile close behind them, ugly and gaunt…. And the ugly …

Commentary on Parashat Ki Teitzei

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis If a man has a wayward and defiant son, who does not heed his father or mother and does not obey them even after they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of the community. They shall say to …

Commentary on Parashat Naso

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis Here the priest shall administer the curse of adjuration to the woman, as the priest goes on to say to the woman – “may the Lord make you a curse and an imprecation among your people, as the Lord causes your thigh to sag and your belly to distend; may …