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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.

Mikketz (It Came to Pass) B’resheet/Gen 41:1-44:17

: Mikketz (It Came to Pass) B’resheet/Genesis 41:1-44:17

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

Today I have two points for us to ponder. I have read the weekly portions of Torah every week for years and both of these points I have never noticed before so I look forward to sharing these with you today. It will be new for me and I hope for you also.

I would like to start with Genesis 42:1. In this verse we read of a conversation between Jacob and his children. “And Jacob saw that there was food in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, Why are you looking at each other.”

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Vayeishev(And He Settled) B’resheet/Gen 37:1-40:23

: Vayeishev(And He Settled) B’resheet/Genesis 37:1-40:23

Haftorah Readings: Amos 2:6-3:8

Our Torah portion today deals with a large swath of Joseph’s life. It also includes one chapter devoted to Judah and an incident involving him and his daughter in law. I want us to spend time on each of these and see what they can teach us and how in some ways they are connected.

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

: Vayishlach(And He Sent) B’resheet/Genesis 32:4-36:43

Haftorah Readings: Hosea 11:7-12:12

This week we read of Jacob’s return to Israel and his struggle with an angel (G-d). After this struggle we read where G-d changed his name and gave him a limp that he had for the rest of his life. I want to take a few moments and look at this encounter. What differences do we see in Jacob’s life after this encounter? I want to thank you for your thoughts on my questions each week. It helps me and encourages me as I write and send you teaching each week.

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