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Vayechi – “And He Lived”

The Torah reading for this week is entitled Vayechi, meaning “And he lived”, referring to Joseph, and completes the book of B’reysheet. Last Shabbat we contemplated Jacob’s joyful reunion with his son Joseph, who for all those years he had thought to be dead. On account of the ongoing famine, Jacob and his entire family had relocated to Egypt, and

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Vayechi – “And He Lived”

This week we end the book of Genesis with parasha Vayechi which translates to “and he lived”. It takes us from Genesis 47:28 to 50:26 and finishes the book of Genesis.  This parasha contains the final Messianic prophecy of Genesis as well as a powerful lesson on forgiveness. Our parasha begins with Jacob making Joseph swear an oath that when he passes

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Vayechi – “And He Lived”

This week’s parasha is entitled Vayechi, meaning “And he lived.” It covers Genesis 47:28-50:26 and completes the first of the five books of Moses. Israel and his sons were now comfortably in Egypt, though due to the ongoing famine the Egyptians were impoverished in their own land. It is interesting to note that Joseph spent the first 17 years of

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Vayechi – “And He Lived”

Today’s Parasha is entitled Vayechi meaning, “And He Lived” and covers Genesis 47:28–50:26. This parasha concludes the book of Genesis and the lives of Jacob and Joseph. Jacob, now known as Israel is nearing death. He has lived 147 years. When Israel was nearing death he called for Joseph. After Joseph arrived Jacob made him promise to take his body

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Vayechi – “And He Lived”

The Torah reading for this week is entitled Vayechi, meaning “And he lived”, referring to Joseph, and completes the book of B’reysheet. Last Shabbat we contemplated Jacob’s joyful reunion with his son Joseph, who for all those years he had thought to be dead. On account of the ongoing famine, Jacob and his entire family had relocated to Egypt, and settled in Goshen. Jacob

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Vayechi – “And He Lived”

Our Parasha is entitled Vayechi which means “and he lived,” it covers Genesis 47:28-50:26, and finishes out the book of Genesis. In last week's parasha Joseph continued to test his brothers to see if they were indeed different people from the ones who had sold him into slavery. When Judah offered to take the place of Benjamin as a slave, Joseph

By | 2017-01-30T21:44:29+00:00 December 29th, 2012|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , |Comments Off on Vayechi – “And He Lived”