Monthly Archives: January 2017

Thoughts on Va’eira

This week’s Parsha, Va’eira, Exodus 6.2-9.35,[i] continues with Moshe attempting to convince the Almighty that He has chosen the wrong guy to be the deliverer. Moshe obviously loses the argument and then began the back and forth dialogue with Pharaoh … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shemot

This week’s Torah Portion, Shemot, Exodus 1:1 – 6:1,[i] begins “Now these are the names (shemot) of Bnei-Yisrael who came to Egypt with Jacob, each man with his family” (1.1). Why would the brothers’ names be mentioned again, if they … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayechi

This week’s Parsha, Vayechi (Genesis 47.28 – 50.26[i]) records the ending of the patriarchal narrative. The time for Jacob to die was drawing near. After asking Joseph to promise not to bury him in Egypt, Jacob adopted Joseph’s sons as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayigash

This week’s Parsha is Vayigash, Genesis 44.18 – 47.27.[i] Last week left off with a cliffhanger. The brothers had been stopped again, this time, in addition to the purchase price of the provisions, Joseph’s silver cup was found in Benjamin’s … Continue reading

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