Monthly Archives: December 2017

Thoughts on Vayechi

Parasha Vayechi (Genesis 47.28 – 50.26)[i] ends the first book of the Torah, Bereishit (Genesis), as Jacob comes to the end of his one hundred and forty-seven years. First and foremost, he is concerned about his final resting place (Genesis … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Miketz

Parashat Miketz, Genesis 41.1 – 44.17,[i] is part two of the three-part narrative of Joseph’s life. There have been six dreams so far – two Hashem sent to Joseph when he was but a teen, with no immediate fulfilment. Then … Continue reading

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Chanukah – 5778

  The celebration of Chanukah has begun throughout the Jewish world. Last night Vered and I were entertained by a parade sponsored by the local Community Center that included bright lights, Chanukah songs and a multitude of children in tow … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayeishev

This week’s parasha, Vayeishev, Genesis 37.1 – 40.23,[i] begins a narrative that will span the next three weeks, as we watch Jacob returning home, hoping to find rest as he “dwelled in the land where his father had sojourned” (37.1). … Continue reading

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