Category Archives: Parsha of the Week

This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayigash

Dec 21, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold

Name: Reading: Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15 – 37:28 Parsha Summary – Vayigash Preface: Joseph’s silver goblet has just been recovered in Benjamin’s bag. Joseph commands the brothers to leave and decrees that Benjamin must remain behind as a slave. Judah Begs Joseph Judah tells Joseph the story of Benjamin: that he is the son of his father’s old age, and the last child of his mother as […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Miketz

Dec 13, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
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Name: Miketz Reading: Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Parsha Summary – Miketz Pharoah’s Dreams Two years after Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharoah’s butler and baker, the King of Egypt dreams that he is standing by a river. Seven healthy, fat cows come out of the water to eat the reeds. Seven skinny, sickly cows come out of the river and eat the healthy cows. Pharoah […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayeshev

Dec 05, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold

Name: Vayeshev Reading: Genesis 37:1 – 40:23 Haftarah: Amos 2:6 – 3:8 Parsha Summary – Vayeshev Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Joseph, aged 17, is tending the sheep with his brothers. He takes bad reports of them to their father. He is Jacob’s favorite child and Jacob gave him a striped (colored) coat. Joseph’s brothers see that Jacob loves him most and hate him. Joseph’s Dreams Joseph tells his brothers about a […]

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