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Vayeshev

Vayeshev is the start of a long narrative, stretching over three parashiyot, that we commonly call the Joseph story – though it should more accurately be called the Joseph and Judah story, as Robert Alter pointed out many years ago in h...

Posted on 29 November 2018, By Meira Ben-Gad
Vayishlach

This week’s parasha is very eventful, but I have decided to focus on the part that really spoke to me. Jacob was going to meet his brother Esau for the first time since he stole the birthright. The night before they meet, Jacob is alone...

Posted on 22 November 2018, By Bali Peretz
Vayetzei

Jacob leaves his parents’ home to journey to his uncle, Laban, in Haran. He is sent by his mother to escape the wrath of Esau, and also sent by his father to find a wife. During his journey to Haran, he arrives at a place where he lies ...

Posted on 15 November 2018, By Jude Williams