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Shabbat Parashat Vayechi 5777–Shabbat Torah Study E-Drash–Becoming Your Blessing and Your Best Self

Every new year (January or Tishrei) should begin with blessings. This week’s Torah portion of Vayechi is replete with them. Jacob blesses Joseph’s children Ephraim and Menashe, basically adopting them as his own children. It is in this portion that … Continue reading

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Shabbat Lech Lecha 5777–Shabbat Torah Study– Journey to Blessings

And so the journey begins. “Lech L’cha…” Avram and Sarai are told. Genesis 12:1. God uses a lot of words for what should be a simple instruction. Instead of God just saying “Lech” – “Go” to Eretz Yisrael, God says: … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vayechi 5775–Shabbat Torah Study E-Drash–What Is Your Blessing?

Every new year (January or Tishrei) should begin with blessings. This week’s Torah portion of Vayechi is replete with them. Jacob blesses Joseph’s children Ephraim and Menashe, basically adopting them as his own children. It is in this portion that … Continue reading

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Balak 5772–Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study in the D Blog and Shabbat at Adat Shalom-Update

Of course we believe in the power of blessings. We ask for them. We give them. We pray for them. We look forward to them. Interesting that we may believe in the power of blessings (or hope that blessings can … Continue reading

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