VAYIGASH | WEEK 11

VAYIGASH | WEEK 11

VAYIGASH | WEEK 11 By Marty Goetz Gen 44:18 – 47:27 Sometimes we cannot clearly see what is right before our eyes. My wife, Jennifer, often reminds me of this fact, remarking on my remarkable inability to find something for which I am looking, even when it’s...
VAYESHEV  | WEEK 9

VAYESHEV | WEEK 9

VAYESHEV | WEEK 9 By Daniel Juster Gen 37:1 – 40:23 This week’s reading takes us through one of the most amazing stories of God’s providence and protection, the story of Joseph. The story of Joseph in his youth brings out two matters that tempted his brothers to...
VAYISHLACH  | WEEK 8

VAYISHLACH | WEEK 8

VAYISHLACH | WEEK 8 By Paul Wilbur Gen 32:4 – 36:43 Vayishlach, (Hebrew for “and he sent,”) is the eighth weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah readings. It includes the verses in the book of Genesis 32:4 through Genesis 36:43 and tells...
VAYETZE  | WEEK 7

VAYETZE | WEEK 7

VAYETZE  | WEEK 7 By Paul Wilbur Gen 28:10 – 32:3 Vayetze, (Hebrew for “and he left,”) is the seventh weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah readings. It includes the verses in the book of Genesis 28:10 through Genesis 32:3 and tells the...
TOLDOT  | WEEK 6

TOLDOT | WEEK 6

TOLDOT  | WEEK 6 By Hylan Slobodkin Gen 25:19 – 28:9 Like her mother-in-law Sarah, Rebekah was also barren. Isaac prayed and she conceived, but not like they might have imagined. She became pregnant with twins, but not just ordinary twins. These brothers...
CHAYEI SARAH | WEEK 5

CHAYEI SARAH | WEEK 5

CHAYEI SARAH | WEEK 5 By Hylan Slobodkin Gen 23:1 – 25:18 There is so much we could talk about in the parasha, but there’s not enough time to cover it in this short blog…I would like to focus on two things: the place of Sarah’s burial and the servant Abraham...