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Vayechi

At the core of Parashat Vayechi are Jacob’s dying blessings for his sons.  Actually the word ‘blessings’ here is a misnomer, or at the very least a deep irony, as most of Jacob’s words contain some extremely blunt feedback. Jacob...

Posted on 22 December 2015, By Matt Plen
Vayechi

At the core of Parashat Vayechi are Jacob’s dying blessings for his sons.  Actually the word ‘blessings’ here is a misnomer, or at the very least a deep irony, as most of Jacob’s words contain some extremely blunt feedback. Jacob...

Posted on 22 December 2015, By Matt Plen
Shemot

Our tradition of naming books of the Torah by their first significant word sometime works well – Bereshit, ‘In the beginning’, and Bamidbar, ‘In the wilderness’, are good one-word summaries. Shemot, ‘Names’, is not. The Gree...

Posted on 22 December 2015, By Masorti Judaism