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Vayigash – Torah In Haiku

Vayigash

  JACOB MEETS PHARAOH … TELLS HIM “MY YEARS HAVE BEEN FEW” … “MY LIVE HAS BEEN HARD” —   Genesis 47:8-9 Pharaoh asked Jacob, “How many are the years of your life?” And Jacob answered Pharaoh, “The years of my sojourn [on earth] are one hundred and thirty. Few and hard have been the […]

Vayigash (He approached)

Vayigash

Genesis 44:18 to 47:27 As the Joseph saga comes to its conclusion, we see two leaders emerge… The first, Judah is part of Israel’s family. He shows leadership by both repenting his past errors and confronting future problems. The second leader is Joseph, the first Jew in Diaspora. He becomes a national leader in his […]

Vayigash – Torah In Haiku

Passover Seder Book

  Jacob’s descendants … One granddaughter is mentioned … Serach bat Asher — Genesis 46:8-27 includes a list of Jacob’s children, and their children. Israel’s wives and daughter Dinah are included. But the only female named among more than 50 grandchildren is Asher’s daughter Serach (46:17) . She is also mentioned among those who left […]

Vayigash (He approached)

Vayigash

Genesis 44:18 to 47:27 Joseph is sold into slavery and adopts Egypt as his new home. However, he retains his faith in God and may be the first Jew to live in Diaspora. The parsha opens as “Judah approached him (Joseph – his brother) and said, ‘By your leave, my lord, please give your servant […]

Vayigash – Torah in Haiku

Vayigash – Torah in Haiku

    Sometimes he’s Jacob… Other times he’s Israel… Once in a while, both…………….. After he wrestles with an “ish” (a man? an angel? G-d?) Jacob is told “Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel” (Gen 32:29). Nevertheless, both names are used in the text to refer to the son of Isaac. […]

Vayigash (He approached)

Joseph meets his brothers

Vayigash –Genesis 44:18 to 47:27: In this parsha we see two leaders – Joseph and Judah. A look at the following from past weeks will demonstrate how Judah rises above his brothers to the leadership role he shows when confronted by Joseph. “Judah now approached him (Joseph) and said, by your leave, my lord, please […]

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