Tag Archives: identity

Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

Now that we’ve got all the universal stuff out of the way, we begin the story of the Jewish people with the first of the patriarchs, Abraham (How many of you remember a little book we read in Hebrew school … Continue reading

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Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17)

First, here’s the answer to the bonus question from two weeks ago: Which 7 verses in the Shabbat Nachamu haftarah, Isaiah 40:1-26 occur in Handel’s Messiah? Answer: 1-4, 5, 9, and 11  The focus of this week’s Torah portion is … Continue reading

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

Part 2 of the Joseph story.  I remember, back when we had Bible reading in public schools, hearing my teacher read this story to the class over a period of several days, like an old-fashioned movie serial.  In the Torah, … Continue reading

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