Road to Zion

Vayeishev (He Continued Living) B’Resheet (Gen.) 37:1-40:23

1.Genesis 40:14 says, “But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison.” What actually happened? In Genesis 41:1 it says, “When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream…” and the cup bearer remembered Joseph.  What does this part of Joseph’s story of waiting two full years say […]

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Vayishlach Gen 32:4-36:43 HafTorah: Hosea 11:7-12:12

1.In Genesis 32:11 we read, “Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and attack me and the mother with the children.” Why did Jacob fear Esau?  Why did Jacob fear Esau? He had heard the promises of G-d and experienced […]

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Tol’dot (History) B’resheet/Genesis 25:19-28:9

1.After reading this Torah portion how would you describe the personalities of Jacob and Esau. How did their personality traits work to their advantage or disadvantage? Do you see yourself in either one of these brothers? Genesis 25:27 where the Torah gives us a hint of who these two young men had become. Esau had […]

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