Thursday, December 8, 2016 Kislev 8, 5777
SHEMOT, Exodus 1:1-6:1
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
This week's Torah portion is a build-up to Moses' famous "let my people go" demand; confronting the difficulties of oppression and inequality head on is a quality that was displayed repeatedly by the late Nelson Mandela.
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Vayechi, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week’s portion concludes the Book of Genesis. Jacob/Israel, the last patriarch, prepares for death, and in poetic and stylized language, he blesses his sons.
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Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
In this week's Torah portion, we reach the climax of the story of Yosef and his brothers, which includes a moving family reunion.
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Miketz, Genesis 41:1-44:17; Numbers 7:48-592
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
In this week’s Torah reading, Pharaoh — the most powerful man in the world — dreams some terrible dreams. Joseph, the outsider, eventually interprets them, unlke his Egyptian equals, who resist because they are afraid of their meaning
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Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
As Chanukah and Tahnksgiving get set to overlap, this week’s portion offers many reminders of the deeper themes behind these two important holidays.
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