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

After all that has happened to him, Jacob expects the rest of his life to be smooth sailing, now that he and his family are settled in Canaan.  His favorite son, Joseph, now 17, is very bright, handsome (probably looks … 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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Miketz (Gen. 41:1 – 44:17), 3rd day of Chanukah (Num. 7:24-29)

 (Yes, I know this spread probably depicts an unkosher mixing of dairy and meat, but what the heck, it’s a pretty picture.  Thanks, Arlene!) You won’t have to wait 79,000+ years for the first day of Chanukah to occur on … Continue reading

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

Yes, I remember where I was when Kennedy was assassinated, 50 years ago today.  I was in my sixth grade classroom, and we were cutting out bell shapes from construction paper, I think for Christmas decorations (why so early, I … Continue reading

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