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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Rabbi Ari Kaiman

Searching the meaning of ‘Hineni – I am here’

BY RABBI ARI KAIMAN January 4, 2012

Our deepest relationships are not defined by strength, but by vulnerability. Our parsha begins with Judah approaching Joseph from a position of weakness. He offers his own life in exchange for his younger brother, Binyamin. In his plea, his vulnerability...

Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro

In Joseph’s colorful tunic, lessons about gift giving and receiving

By Rabbi Roxanne J.S. Shapiro December 14, 2011

A "ketonet passim" (ornamented tunic/striped tunic/robe of many colors) caused all this mess? Joseph was hated for this?It was not the tunic itself...but rather what it represented. Why should Joseph be blamed? He could not help that his father loved...

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