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Teachings

Below are the teachings from our weekly Torah Studies.  If you would like to join us, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can let you know where and when we meet.

Vayechi(And He Lived)B’resheet/Genesis 47:28-50:26

Vayechi(And He Lived)B’resheet/Genesis 47:28-50:26

Today I would like us to look at the last Torah portion of Genesis. In this portion we read of the death of both Jacob and Joseph. This portion, like Chayai Sarah in Genesis 23:1, follows an interesting thought. Even though both are called by a name meaning life, they include the death of the main character.  

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Vayigash(He Approached)B’resheet/Genesis 44:18-47:27

Vayigash (And He Approached) B’resheet/Genesis 44:18-47:27

 

I want us to look at two dominate personalities in this Torah portion.  I sent you a question earlier concerning these two men and I hope you have had the opportunity to consider my question?

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Mikketz(It Came to Pass) B’resheet/Genesis 41:-44:17

Mikketz(It Came to Pass) B’resheet/Genesis 41:-44:17

Haftorah Reading: I Kings 3:15-4:1

Today our Torah portion continues with the story of Joseph in Egypt and his reunion with his brothers. We see his rise to power in Egypt after he was able to interpret the dreams of Pharaoh. In Genesis 42:7-8 we are told he was able to recognize his brothers when they came before him to request food for their families and flocks. Amazingly, he was able to control his emotions and allowed them to continue to explain their situation. They did not know before whom they had actually bowed down to make their petition for food. No doubt Joseph remembered the dreams he had shared with his brothers years earlier and was now seeing them actually happen.  His brothers did attribute their present state to their actions against Joseph when they sold him into slavery.

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