Parsha Talk Miketz 2021 – Hanukkah

Parsha Talk with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Jeremy Kalmanofsky and Barry Chesler. Parashat Mi-qetz [Genesis 41:1-44:17] coincides this year with Rosh Chodesh Tevet [the first day] and, of course, Hanukkah. Thirty years ago on this Shabbat, I delivered my senior sermon in the Seminary Synagogue at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. I shared the bimah with my wife, Carol, who led the davening as part of her senior Shabbat as a cantorial student. The date was December 7, 1991, the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Parashah Talk this week allowed me to revisit some of the themes of my sermon that year, as well as the line with which I began, noting that this was the Jewish version of tora-tora-tora! There was a lot to talk about, so we hope you enjoy! Shabbat Shalom! Chodesh Tov! Hag Urim Same’ach! A Shabbat of Peace, a Good Month, Happy Festival of Lights!