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  • What Does it Mean to be a Jew? Yehuda, Yosef and God’s Hidden Plan

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    December 18, 2015 | 1:57 pm

    "Vayigash eilav Yehudah, Then Yehudah approached him..." (Breishit 44:18)

    One of the names that the Jewish people are known by is “Yehudim”. Our sages teach us that the word “Yehudim” comes from the word hoda’a, which means simultaneously an “admission, acknowledgment,...

  • Drawing close: Parashat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    December 19, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    With his brother Benjamin’s fate hanging in the balance, Yehuda “draws close” to the Egyptian viceroy (whose true identity is not yet known). Yehuda had sworn to his father he would return Benjamin safely to Canaan, but now Benjamin is facing confinement and servitude in Egypt. Why...

  • Whole Foods denies rumor of boycott of Israeli products [UPDATE]

    By Ryan Torok

    August 26, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    This story was originally posted on Aug. 25. Update is below.

    For about a week, a rumor that the Whole Foods Market chain is boycotting Israeli products has been circulating in emails and on the blogosphere.  On Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson for Whole Foods said that the rumor...