Monthly Archives: December 2014

Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 – 47:27) – a rerun

Forgive me, but I have been sick most of the week and haven’t enough mental or physical energy to put together a new TPH for Vayigash. So I thought I’d rerun one.  Then I checked the ones for the last … Continue reading

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Miketz (Gen. 41:1 – 44:17), 4th day of Chanukah (Num. 7:30-35)

This week: the next episode of the Joseph story and Chanukah. [BTW, I’ve seen at least16 transliterations of חֲנֻכָּה: H or Ch, n or nn, k or kk, and final h or no final h.  I just like “Chanukah,” so … Continue reading

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

This week’s reading, Vayeishev, is the first of four that encompass the story of Joseph, his brothers, and their father, winding up the book of Genesis and setting the stage for what follows.  The adventures of Joseph read like a … Continue reading

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Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)

I tend to get a bit introspective at this time of year.  It’s a season of home and family: Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and birthdays of lots of family: mother, father, brother, both sisters, father-in-law, sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law, daughter, and me.  And … Continue reading

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