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This week we begin the second of the Five Books Of Moses- Exodus. This book opens by stating that it will list the 12 tribes, however, it lists 11. Then when listing Joseph as number 12 the Torah says that Joseph was in Egypt. What is the Torah trying to teach us by stating the obvious about Joseph? Continue Reading »

Exodus! This is our birth place. The story of how we became who we are. Stay tuned over next six weeks!

Pharaoh is extremely concerned that the Jewish people will take over, escape and overthrow the kingdom. Continue Reading »

The ‘main event’ in this week’s parasha is Yaakov (Jacob)’s giving blessings to his sons. He compares Yissochor (Issachar) to a crouching donkey. To what does this allude? Continue Reading »

In this week’s Torah portion Jacob is preparing to pass on from this world. Joseph brings his children before Jacob for a blessing, as his children didn’t merit to grow up with their grandfather. During this meeting, Jacob says to his son “I never even thought (pallal-ti) I’d get to see your face, but now God has even let me see your children.” Continue Reading »

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