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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.

Vayeishev(He Continued)B’resheet(Gen) 37:1-40:23

Torah Portion: Vayeishev(He Continued)B’resheet(Genesis) 37:1-40:23

Haftorah Reading: Amos 2:6-3:8

I would like to begin by looking at Genesis 40 of our Torah portion. I would ask you to look for the hidden meanings in this chapter. Joseph’s young life was one of being the favorite child of his father. Not only is it stated in scripture but we also see this by the gift of the special coat given to him by his father. It was a coat of many colors. It was also a reminder to his other brothers of his status with his father.

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Vayishlach(He Sent)B’resheet(Gen)32:4-36:43

Torah Portion: Vayishlach(He Sent)B’resheet(Genesis) 32:4-36:43

Haftorah Reading: Hosea 11:7-12:12

 

“To feel fear is fine. To give way to it is not.” Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

 

Today we will look at two brothers, Jacob and Esau, meeting for the first time in over 20 years. Their meeting will give us some insight into what we can learn from their life and how we can apply this principle to our own lives.

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Vayetze(He Went Out)B’resheet(Genesis) 28:10-32:3

Vayetze(He Went Out)B’resheet(Genesis) 28:10-32:3

Haftorah Reading: Hosea 11:7-12:12

 

Today I want us to look at something that I feel will speak to each of us. Let’s begin with reading Genesis 29:1. In this verse we read where, “Jacob went on his way.” However, when we read this verse in Hebrew it reads differently. In Hebrew it more accurately reads, “he lifted his feet and went on his way.”  What difference does this make in how we understand the verse?  I believe when we read it as originally written it shows us that Jacob made the effort or commitment to do what had been set before him.

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