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Va’era introduces us to the drama that surrounds the beginning of Exodus; the beginning of the confrontations between Moses, Aaron and Pharaoh and, as the portion
Exodus begins this Shabbat. The beginning of the great symbolic episode of Judaism; a true metaphor for each of us. This passage is so well known as it features the famous
Rabbi Susan Elkodsi notices that while the Torah loves genealogies, up until this week’s parashah, Vayechi, the Torah is silent about any actual relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
Vayigash remains one of my favorite passages. First, it was my Bar Mitzvah portion. Of even greater significance is the fact that it contains one of the greatest dramatic
In the Talmud, Rav Hisda is quoted as saying that “a dream not interpreted is like a letter not read”. Well, in Mikeitz, the letter is read. Joseph achieves
Vayeishev is a very interesting passage. We see Joseph as the teen-aged favorite of the Patriarch Jacob. This is the Torah portion that describes how Joseph got to into
This week’s portion, one of the most dramatic in the Torah, comes to us with great depth. We witness the reuniting of Esau and Jacob. After years of estrangement,
Vayetze is a fascinating portion. It returns to classic Genesis themes including family deception (Jacob, Laban, Leah and Rachel), infertility, a renewal of the covenental
Toldot is a fascinating portion. It has the famous story of the birth of Esau and Jacob, the birthright and the blessing (27) and the repetition of many themes that we find
Chayai Sarah presnts is with a wealth of interesting issues. From the death of Sara to the death of Abraham, we see aspects of the life of this family. Most notable is the
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