Shabbat Shalom!


We hope that you are enjoying Hanukkah.  This week’s Torah portion is Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1-44:17).  Here is a brief commentary by Baruch.

Although our theology should come from what the Bible says and not from what does not appear in the Scriptures, I do think one can learn an important message from something that is not written in this week’s Torah portion. We are all familiar with the account of Joseph being sold into slavery and how he became the leader of Egypt under Pharaoh. It is also well known how the brothers came down to Egypt to buy food and how eventually Joseph revealed himself to them. It is within this section that Joseph places his silver goblet in the sack of Benjamin to make him appear guilty of stealing it. Obviously Benjamin was innocent.

It is very significant that when Benjamin is caught, as it were “red-handed”, with the goblet, nothing is said of him making a defense. Sometimes in situations it is not beneficial to state your case or argue with others about what they believe concerning you. No matter what Benjamin would have said, the fact that the goblet was in his sack made him appear to be absolutely guilty. In other words, it may simply be best at times to remain silent and trust that G-d will eventually manifest the truth either in this age or in His kingdom.

Scripture is very clear that one day all things will be revealed,

There is nothing covered that will not be revealed, or nothing hidden that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2

It takes a great deal of faith and humility to wait and to trust G-d, when everyone is believing a falsehood about you, that Messiah will work it out in a way that one day will vindicate you and glorify Him. A great thing to remember when you feel injustice in this world is the meaning of the name Daniel— G-d is my judge! By the way, He is also our avenger.

4 thoughts on “Shabbat Shalom!”

  1. Shabbat Shalom and Happy Hanukkah! It was wonderful to see the White House celebrate and light the menorah last night via One America News news channel. No other channels were broadcasting this live. Baruch and Rivka, may you have a blessed time here during your stay in the states and may G-d be with you at all times

  2. Carlos Perdomo קרלוס פרדומו

    Wow! what a message.
    Truly appreciate it.


    Carlos Perdomo
    קרלוס פרדומו

    The main goal/focus is to bring all glory and honor to the name of Yeshua; ben Elohim


  3. Shalom! …..So, I went and checked out some of the videos from Baruch’s Romanian conference. They are excellent! I was very impressed with the interpreters even though I don’t understand the language. Although Baruch taught in english and then it was interpreted in another language the bible study flowed smoothly. I am so glad I listened to and watched these videos. I learned much! I especially liked the teaching on The Song of Songs…..this has been a book that I avoided because I could hardly follow it with any understanding. Baruch pointed out some simple truths in the beginning of The Song of Solomon that shed light on how to understand this book. Simple things that I read right over because I had a preconceived understanding of what this book was about……(a preconceived understanding that was impressed upon me from bible commentaries and the study notes in my own personal bible and also from others). Anyway I never understood the importance of this book and how it is there to be a blessing for us! I didn’t know that it is read every week at Shabbat. ….I just never knew the importance! Thank you Baruch and Rivka for teaching the truth in Scripture so that all of us everywhere can apply it to our lives so that we may draw closer to our Heavenly Father and Messiah Yeshua and live a “praise worthy life”( I took that from Ric and Mary Joyner)
    Bless you and thank you again Baruch and Rivka!
    Shabbat Shalom and Happy Hanukkah !!!
    Melissa Arnold

  4. Yes, not saying anything is wise. I also had a complete misunderstanding of words at a prayer meeting, but when I journaled that night, the Holy Spirit said very clearly, be quiet, love others, be kind, and don’t defend yourself. So, I did not say anything and months later, the Lord totally changed everything for the better. Truth always wins, just like light always overcomes darkness.

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