Posts tagged Cain and Abel

Va-y’chi (And he lived)

A look at the book of Genesis

Genesis 47:28 to 50:26 As finish the book of Genesis, I look back at the major people we have observed and see what we can learn from their lives. This week’s parsha begins with these words: “Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob’s days – the years of his life – […]

B’reishit (At the start)

Genesis 1:1 to 6:8 While progressive scholars believe that the events of Creation and the Garden of Eden as outlined in Torah never occurred, the factors that are behind the story have shaped and influenced history through the ages. And now we start all over again ….   B’reishit  – At the beginning …. As many […]

V’ot Hab’rachah – D...

V’ot Hab’rachah – Deuteronomy 33:1 to 34:12

Translation of Portion Title “V’zot Hab’rachah” – “And this is the blessing” ————— The first killing occurs in B’reishit when Cain kills his brother. Why? and who is responsible? These are questions that arise in Torah’s first portion. Here are some possible answers. —————- Actually, this is not this week’s portion. This Saturday’s portion is […]

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