This week’s portion begins with the most dramatic speech in the Bible — Judah’s plea to Joseph to save his brother Benjamin. “And Joseph could not restrain himself before all that stood by him . . . And he wept aloud . . . And Joseph said to his brothers, ‘I am Joseph, is my father still alive?'” (Genesis 45:1-3).
December 8, 2021 Sondra Oster Baras This morning, Moriah, a young Jewish woman living in the Shimon HaTzadik neighborhood of Jerusalem, was stabbed by an Arab terrorist as she was walking her children to school. The terrorist was a 14-year-old girl and Moriah’s neighbor. As soon as she had brazenly stabbed the young mother, the … Read more
In this week’s Torah portion, we continue the story of Joseph in Egypt. The portion begins with Joseph’s rise to power, thanks to his interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream. He is given full responsibility for feeding the nation and, indeed surrounding nations, during the upcoming famine.
So viel hat sich geändert und so viel nicht Liebe Freunde, Es ist bereits Dezember 2021! Mehr als alles andere haben die vergangenen 20 Monate die Wahrheit von Gottes Wort bekräftigt: Es ist nicht gut für den Menschen, allein zu sein, und eine dreifache Schnur reißt nicht so schnell (2. Mose 2, Prediger 4). Gott … Read more
Zo veel is veranderd en zo veel is niet veranderd Het is alweer december 2021! Meer dan wat ook hebben de afgelopen 20 maanden de waarheid van Gods woord versterkt: Het is niet goed voor de mens om alleen te zijn, en een drievoudig koord wordt niet snel verbroken. (Genesis 2, Prediker 4) God schiep … Read more
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This week’s Torah portion begins with Jacob’s preparation for his confrontation with Esau. He has just returned from years in the home of his uncle Laban, he has four wives and 12 children, a great deal of sheep and other animals, but he remains concerned as to whether Esau is still intent on killing him.
This week’s Torah portion is dedicated to the sojourn of Jacob in the house of Laban. It begins with his departure from Beersheva (Genesis 28:10) and ends with his entrance into the Land of Israel at Machanayim (Genesis 32:3).