Monthly Archives: December 2011

Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 – 47:27)

Sorry guys, I’ve started my vacation at home, and I am just too tired to even think about sending this out next week, so I want to get it sent out now, so you’re getting some rerun text. From 2005: … Continue reading

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Miketz (Gen. 41:1 – 44:17), 4th day of Chanukah (Num. 7:30-34)

Happy Chanukah! (Yes, that’s the spelling I prefer and have always used.) This year, I have decided to read Maccabees I and II to refresh my memory of the real story and escape from the holiday’s modern day mutation into … Continue reading

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Vayeishev (Gen. 37:1-40:23)

Jacob has now settled down in Canaan to what unfortunately will not turn out for him to be a normal, settled life.  The stories in this portion star Joseph (the favorite) and Judah (who will be the ancestor of the … Continue reading

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Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)

Jacob and his household have finally, officially ended their stay with Laban.  Jacob now expects to go home and settle now peacefully with his family, the way his father Isaac did with… oh right.  Recognizing the need for reconciliation, he … Continue reading

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Vayetze (Gen. 28:10-32:3)

        This week’s portion covers 20 years in the life of Jacob, from his flight to Haran to the start of his journey home.  It begins on a serious, spiritual note with his dream of angels going up and down … Continue reading

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