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hebrew roots - Part 6

Vayechi (And He (Jacob) Lived) – Genesis 47:28 – 50:26

This week we read the final chapters of Genesis. Jacob is approaching the end of his life. We are told that he lived until the age of 147 and that he spent the last 17 years of his life in Egypt. Just before his death, he blesses his grandchildren, Ephraim and Menashe, and then blesses each of his sons.

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Vayishlach (And He (Jacob) Sent) – Genesis 32:4 – 36:43
On: Jan 31, 2012
By: Kim Troup

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.

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Toldot (Descendants) – Genesis 25:19 – 28:9
On: Jan 31, 2012
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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Lech Lecha (Go Forth) – Genesis 12:1 – 17:27
On: Jan 31, 2012
By: Kim Troup

So begins this week’s Torah reading. And what a reading it is. If there was ever a “Zionist” Torah reading it’s this one. And each year, we are reminded that G-d chose Abraham out of all the people of the earth, and made him the father of our nation and the recipient of G-d’s promises for the Jewish people.

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VaYigash (And He (Judah) Approached) – Genesis 44:18 – 47:27
On: Jan 30, 2012
By: Kim Troup

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).

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Vaera (And I Appeared) – Exodus 6:2 – 9:35
On: Jan 30, 2012
By: Kim Troup

Vaera (And I Appeared) – Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 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 […]

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