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Vaera (And I Appeared) – Exodus 6:2 – 9:35
On: Jan 14, 2021
By: Kim Troup

Are we ready for redemption? This week’s portion begins with Exodus Chapter Six verse 2. G-d speaks to Moses and explains to him that He is the G-d that appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that He hears the suffering of the Children of Israel and that He will keep His promise with their forefathers […]

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Miketz (The End) – Genesis 41:1 – 44:17
On: Dec 17, 2020
By: Bonnie Calender

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.

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Bereisheet (In the Beginning) Genesis 1:1 – 6:8
On: Dec 15, 2020
By: Kim Troup

We begin the cycle again. Last weekend we celebrated Simchat Torah and read the final chapters of Deuteronomy with special ceremony. We then proceeded to read the first chapter of Genesis, as a way of saying that the Torah never ends, but every ending includes with it a new beginning.

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Toldot (Descendants) – Genesis 25:19 – 28:9
On: Nov 19, 2020
By: Kim Troup

With this week’s Torah reading, we move on to the life of Isaac, the second patriarch of the Jewish people. The portion begins in Chapter 25 verse 19 and continues through Chapter 28 verse 9. Indeed, it is the only Torah reading that deals with Isaac as an independent adult.

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