Monthly Archives: December 2018

Thoughts on Shemot

This week’s parasha is Shemot, Exodus 1:1-6:1.[i] The haftarah, following the Ashkenazic traditin, is Isaiah 27:6-28:13 and 29:22-23. The reading from the Apostolic Writings is John 6:1–15. As we begin this week, consider that Aaron was three years old when Moshe was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayechi

This week’s parasha is Vayechi, (he, Jacob, lived) Genesis 47:28 – 50:26,[i] which is an interesting title considering that in this parasha both Jacob and Joseph die. However, before Jacob dies, he adopts and blesses Joseph’s two sons Manasseh and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayigash

This week’s parasha is Vayigash, Genesis 44:18 – 47:27.[i] The Haftarah is Ezekiel 37:15-28 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings isJohn 5:16-29. It is a bit sad that for so many years, Jacob’s sons continued with the lie that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Miketz

This week’s parasha is Miketz, מִקֵּץ, Genesis 41:1 –44:17.[i] While on a normal Shabbat there would be two other readings, one from the Haftarah and one from the Apostolic Writings, this Shabbat stands out because of its multiple readings. This … Continue reading

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