Pontormo, Joseph with Jacob in Egypt, probably 1518. National Gallery of Art, London
D'vrei Torah

A Grandparent’s Blessing

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. [Read more…]

Cenotaph of Jacob at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. By A ntv - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Talmud Torah

D’var Torah on Parshat Vayehi

With Parshat Vayehi, the Book of Genesis reaches its grand finale. With Jacob and his extended family gathered in the land of Egypt, first, the illustrious Patriarch himself, Jacob, dies – “was gathered unto his [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Thoughts on Parsha Vayechi – A House is not a Home

Editor’s Note: This week’s D’var Torah is from Rabbi David Levin. Living in the state of Florida, initial conversations with new acquaintances usually had two questions asked early on. The first question was: Where are [Read more…]