December 2, 2021 | 28 Kislev, 5782 - 4th Night of Chanukah | Torah Portion: Miketz, Genesis 41:1-44:17 | Haftorah: Shabbos Chanukah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Torah Portion This Week: Miketz Chanukah TorahMedia Audio Come Learn With UsJoin users worldwide searching for Jewish educational resources: Weekly Torah Portion, Jewish Holidays, Classic Jewish Texts, and Jewish Topics of Interest Recent Additions Torah Portion & Holidays Pitying the Spiritual Have-NotsBy Rabbi Yitzchok AdlersteinMiketz, Reb Yeruchem, AdvancedDecember 2, 2021Go to Yosef. Do whatever he tells you to do. What did Yosef tell them? Rashi cites Chazal: He told them to circumcise themselves. At face ...read moreA Superficial LightBy Rabbi Yochanan ZweigMiketz, Chanukah, Rabbi Zweig on the Parsha, Intermediate, BeginnerDecember 1, 2021During the festival of Chanukah we insert into the Shemoneh Esrai a special declaration of thanks to Hashem. 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