Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775
Vayechi, Genesis 47:28-50:26
By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
The passing of Jacob in this week's Torah portion shows that, in the Jewish framework, death is a final phase of life that is steeped in continuity and community.
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VAYIGASH, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Judah's pleas for Joseph to release Benjamin after having himself been the perpetrator of several mistakes teaches the important lesson of teshuvah.
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MIKETZ, Genesis 41:1-44:17
By:
Rabbi Fred Davidow
Joseph's courage in front of Pharoah in this week's Torah portion reflects the message of Chanukah — Jewish assertiveness without fear.
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Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
By:
Rabbi Howard Alpert
Jacob's struggle through a difficult life, even as he does all God asks of him, reminds us how so much of our happiness depends on how we respond to the situations in which we find ourselves.
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Vayishlach, Genesis 32:3-36:43
By:
Rabbi Elisa Goldberg
Jacob's name change in this week's Torah portion encourages us to examine the different names and roles we assume throughout our lives and the meaning each represents.
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