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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 Parashat Vayechi 5776 — The Blessings of Blessings

The book of Genesis is filled with stories of blessings and birthrights—giving them, selling them, earning them, and losing them. Vayechi includes Jacob blessing his sons as well as Joseph’s. Some of the blessings are startling, prophetic and motivational. Blessings … 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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Shabbat Vayechi 5774–Adat Shalom Shabbat Torah Study–Joseph’s Generosity or Revenge?

Following Jacob’s death, the brothers fear Joseph will finally get his revenge, that only respect for their father kept Joseph from exacting punishment. The brothers even make up a story that on his deathbed, Jacob had instructed that a message … Continue reading

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