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Vayeishev (Gen. 37:1-40:23), Chanukah

It can be really difficult to be exceptional, even “exceptional” in a positive sense.  Case in point: Joseph, whose story we read over the next four weeks. Jacob has settled down with his family in Canaan.  Joseph, now 17, is … Continue reading

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

It’s time for the Joseph story.  Get out the popcorn.  Except for an interlude involving Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar, this week’s reading is a single, tightly focused story that will take us to the end of Genesis over the … 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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