About the Author

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis is founder and president of Hineni, as well as a lecturer, radio and television personality, newspaper columnist, and author of "Jewish Soul On Fire" (Wm. Morrow), "The Committed Life," "The Committed Marriage" (HarperCollins) and "Life Is A Test" (Mesorah/Art Scroll).

Positive Criticism and What It Means to Be a Jew

This parashah is perhaps the most emotional parashah in the Torah. After 22 years of separation,...

Joseph's Brothers and the Art of Repentance

It starts with taking responsibility for your own actions.

Hatred and Peace

In this week's parashah, we read the story of Joseph's betrayal by his brothers. This is one of...

Formula for Survival

Jacob’s message for Jews today living in exile.

Recognizing the Truth

In this week's parashah we discover how we might best develop our spiritual potential and find...

Nature or Nurture: It's All In Our Hands

In Parashas Toldos, we find that when Esau was born, he emerged from the womb red in...

Jewish Character Traits

How Abraham’s acts of kindness teach us practical lessons for life.

Abraham’s Tests

In this week’s Torah portion, the history of the Jewish people commences. Until now, in the...

Ark Rehab

The parashah tells us: "These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a man, righteous and pure...

The Power of Words

The significance and holiness of words and speech.

The Sound of Heaven

On Rosh Hashanah, the shofar reminds us of a higher calling.

When the Tests are Miracles

Divine Providence or coincidence? The choice – and challenge – is yours.

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