Vayechi

Parshat Vayechi: Do I Even Know You?

Oriya Mevorach

Parashat Vayechi: Do I even know you, my youngest son? By Oriya Mevorach, Senior Faculty at Midreshet Lindenbaum   The book of Genesis, which we completed with this week’s reading of Parashat Vayehi, has all of the elements we’d expect to see in a masterpiece. It can be read as a short story, as a novel, or …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayechi 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for seventeen years, so the whole age of Jacob was one hundred and forty-seven years. And the days of Jacob drew near to die…” (Gen. 47:28, 29) The final verse of the last portion of …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vayechi 5778

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)  Rabbi David Stav  Ironically, the only two Torah portions whose names contain the word “chayyim” – life – center on death. The first is Parshat Chayei Sarah, which details the burial of our matriarch, Sarah. The second is this week’s reading, Parshat Vayechi, which is largely about Jacob’s passing. Perhaps, this is …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayechi 5778

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And when the days of mourning for Jacob were over, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh saying, ‘If now I have found favor in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, My father made me swear, and he declared: …

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אישה ופרשה: ויחי תשע”ז

  הלידה הרוחנית מעומק תחתיות בעוד על פי הראיה הקלאסית בכדי להגיע לקדושה צריך להתרחק מהטומאה, מלמדת אותנו הפרשה שדווקא בעומק התחתיות של מצרים, מהמקום של השפלות והטומאה, יעקב הגיע לקדושה. רננה בירנבוים מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ט”ו טבת תשע”ז, 13/01/2017 ספר בראשית מתחיל בבריאת העולם – ביצירת השמים והארץ ומתוך תחושה של …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Vayechi 5777

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayechi, which brings the Book of Genesis to a close, contains many conclusions and farewells, primarily concerning Yaakov and his sons. Perhaps the most momentous and elaborate good-bye described in the text is done with all of the children present: “Yaakov called for his sons and said, ‘Gather, and …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vayechi 5777

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayechi, which brings the Book of Genesis to a close, contains many conclusions and farewells, primarily concerning Yaakov and his sons. Perhaps the most momentous and elaborate good-bye described in the text is done with all of the children present: “Yaakov called for his sons and said, ‘Gather, and …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayechi 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the judicial interpreter’s staff from between his feet, until Shilo shall come, and unto him shall be the ingathering of nations.” While purchasing books in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim many years ago, the shopkeeper informed me …

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