Monthly Archives: December 2012

Vayekhi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26)

This week, we tie up various loose ends and end the book of Genesis with the deaths of Jacob and Joseph, their instructions to their survivors, and a small amount of foreshadowing.  The haftarah, 1 Kings 2:1-12, concerns King David’s … Continue reading

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Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 – 47:27) 5773

Yes, we’re back from vacation.  Hawaii.  Blue skies, friendly laid-back people, Kona coffee, Kona brews, perfect weather, mesmerizing waves.  Pretty fish, pretty coral reefs, pretty flowers.  A perfect place for “happily ever after.” Which brings me to this week’s Torah … Continue reading

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Miketz (Gen. 41:1 – 44:17), 7th day of Chanukah (Num. 7:48-53)

(I am sending this out early because I will be going on vacation shortly. IGP) Chapter 2 of the Joseph story: Two years have passed. Pharaoh has two troubling dreams, one about 7 emaciated cows swallowing 7 fat cows and … Continue reading

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

Jacob is now home, expecting, finally, a peaceful life.  Such is not to be.  We are immediately immersed in the story of Joseph, Rachel’s firstborn.  Joseph, at 17, is handsome (probably resembles Rachel) and intelligent.  Doting father Jacob understands clearly … Continue reading

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