Vayechi

“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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אור תורה: ויחי תשע”ו

ברכה לשניים ברכה לשנים הרב בנג’י מאיירס    כהורים וכמחנכים, חשוב מאוד שנפתח בילדנו שתי תכונות: לחיות באחווה עם אחיהם ושגם בשעת מחלוקת לזכור שכולנו “בני איש אחד”. והשניה: לעמוד אל מול השפעות חיצוניות מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, י”א טבת תשע”ו, 23/12/2015 רגע לפני שבני ישראל הופכים לעם ישראל, רגע לפני תחילת השעבוד, …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vayechi 5776

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Vayechi, the last of the weekly portions in the Book of Genesis (Bereishit), relates Yaakov’s deeds during his final days in Egypt. Yaakov’s departure from this world was a process that began when he had Yosef swear to bury him in the Land of …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Vayechi 5776

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Vayechi, the last of the weekly portions in the Book of Genesis (Bereishit), relates Yaakov’s deeds during his final days in Egypt. Yaakov’s departure from this world was a process that began when he had Yosef swear to bury him in the Land of …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayechi 5776

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  In a most uplifting and inspiring deathbed scene, grandfather Jacob/Israel peacefully takes leave of this world by blessing, evaluating and prophesying about every one of his sons, delineating the tribe that will emanate from each and foreshadowing the nation that will emerge from all of …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayechi 5776

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  In a most uplifting and inspiring deathbed scene, grandfather Jacob/Israel peacefully takes leave of this world by blessing, evaluating and prophesying about every one of his sons, delineating the tribe that will emanate from each and foreshadowing the nation that will emerge from all of …

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אור תורה: פרשת ויחי

Oriya Mevorach

בני הצעיר, האם אני בכלל מכיר אותך? אוריה מבורך ספר בראשית שנחתם השבוע בפרשת ויחי, ניחן בכל התכונות שאנו מוצאים ביצירת מופת. ניתן לקרוא אותו כסיפור קצר, כנובלה, כתסריט, לצפות בו כבמחזה ולהאזין לו כסימפוניה שכולה שיר מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, י טבת תשע”ה, 01/01/2015 ספר בראשית שנחתם השבוע בפרשת ויחי, ניחן בכל התכונות …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayechi 5775

Rabbi Riskin speaking

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Gather together and I shall tell you what is to happen at the end of the days” (Genesis 49:1) The portion of Vayechi, and the entire Book of Genesis, concludes with Jacob’s deathbed scene in which he “reveals to his sons what will befall them at …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayechi 5775

Rabbi Riskin speaking

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Gather together and I shall tell you what is to happen at the end of the days” (Genesis 49:1) The portion of Vayechi, and the entire Book of Genesis, concludes with Jacob’s deathbed scene in which he “reveals to his sons what will befall them at …

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Parshat Vayechi — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Efrat, Israel – “Gather yourselves and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father” (Genesis 49:2) Death-bed scenes are usually fraught with tragedy; deep sadness at the specter of a life coming to an end with the inevitable frustrations of thwarted dreams, wrongs not yet righted, potential accomplishments …

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