Parshat Vayeitzei – David Perlov

This shabbos we read the story of yaakov’s journey to Charan. The torah tells us that during his travels, it became dark, yaakov stopped to pray. Feeling tired, yaakov lay down to rest. Soon after, he had a dream in which he saw a ladder that was standing on the ground and reached all the […]

Dvar Torah On Toldot by Dan Gotesdyner

In Parshat Toldot, it says, “וְכָל־הַבְּאֵרֹ֗ת אֲשֶׁ֤ר חָֽפְרוּ֙ עַבְדֵ֣י אָבִ֔יו בִּימֵ֖י אַבְרָהָ֣ם אָבִ֑יו סִתְּמ֣וּם פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים וַיְמַלְא֖וּם עָפָֽר”, (Perek כ”ו, Pasuk ט”ו) which means that “All the wells that his (Yitzchak’s) fathers servants dug in Avraham’s time, the Philistines stopped up and filled them with dirt”. The Philistines were able to fill up the wells once […]

SPHDS @ Harvard School of Education

SPHDS is extremely proud that Rabbi Guttenberg and Rabbi Leiberman attended the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Principals’ Center for school leaders this summer. Rabbi Guttenberg attended the “Leadership: An Evolving Vision, and Rabbi Leiberman attended the “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership”. This weeklong institute is part of a larger, year-long program to […]

Parshas Vayeitzei

In this week’s parsha Yaakov flees Esav and goes toward Charan. This is when he passes Har Hamoriah and goes to sleep and dreams about the ladder and the Angels.  Yaakov went to Charan for two reasons. The first reason was to run away from Esav who was trying to kill him because he “stole” […]