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Vayechi in a Nutshell Jacob Blesses his Sons, in Rhyme!

Vayechi in a Nutshell Genesis 47:28–50:26 Jacob lives the final 17 years of his life in Egypt. Before his passing, he asks Joseph to take an oath that he will bury him in the Holy Land. He blesses Joseph’s two … Continue reading

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Parshah Vayigash

Vayigash in a Nutshell Genesis 44:18–47:27 Judah approaches Joseph to plead for the release of Benjamin, offering himself as a slave to the Egyptian ruler in Benjamin’s stead. Upon witnessing his brothers’ loyaltyto one another, Joseph reveals his identityto them. “I … Continue reading

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Parshah Vayeishev Genesis 37:1-40:23

Parshah Vayeishev Genesis 37:1-40:23 Jacob settles in Hebron with his twelve sons. His favorite is seventeen-year-old Joseph, whose brothers are jealous of the preferential treatment he receives from his father, such as a precious many-colored coat that Jacob makes for … Continue reading

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VAYISHLACH Torah reading: Gen. 32.4-36.43. Who Did Jacob Actually Wrestle?

Parshat Vayishlach: Who Did Jacob Actually Wrestle? VAYISHLACH Torah reading: Gen. 32.4-36.43. UNIVERSAL TORAH: VAYISHLACH By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah reading: Gen. 32.4-36.43. Haftara: Obadiah 1.1-21 (Optional substitution: Hosea 11.7-12.12). THE ENCOUNTER WITH ESAU  At the end of the previous … Continue reading

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Torah Reading for Week of Nov 3-9, 2013 – Cheshvan 30-Kislev 6, 5774

    Vayeitzei in a Nutshell Genesis 28:10–32:3 Jacob leaves his hometown of Beersheba and journeys to Charan. On the way, he encounters “the place” and sleeps there, dreaming of a ladder connecting heaven and earth, with angels climbing and … Continue reading

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