Vayehi

Genesis 47:28-50:26

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In this Torah portion, Joseph promises Jacob that he will bury him in Canaan. On his death bed, Jacob blesses his grandchildren Ephraim and Menashe. Jacob then blesses each of his sons. Jacob dies and is embalmed. Joseph affirms to his brothers that he has forgiven them for their misdeeds. At the end of the Book of Genesis, Joseph dies.

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egypt
Jacob did not want to be buried in Egypt

 

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Feeling the Presence of God
Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger, KOLEL

Self-Interest & Solidarity
Alana Alpert, AJWS

Fear, Lies, But No Videotape
Rabbi Ira Korinow, Union for Reform Judaism

Two Sufferings That Are One
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, AJWS

All in the Family
Rabbi Elyse Winick, Hillel

Sins of the Past
Daniel Bloom, AJWS

 

Carrying On After the Golden Age
Jonathan Spira-Savett, socialaction.com


Eating Holy Food in a Holy Way
Rabbi Julian Sinclair, Canfei Nesharim

   

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Seeing the Bigger Picture
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

Exile--The Absence of Jewish Context
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships

Why Bondage?
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Jewish Theological Seminary

Jacob's Diverse Family
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative

What is Your Blessing?
Rabbi Yaakov Pollak, Orthodox Union

From Fratricide to Solidarity
Reuven Kimelman, CLAL

 

Tied to the Land
David Ariel-Joel, UJA-Federation of New York

Multimedia

Blessing Our Daughters
Rabbi Laura Geller, Women of Reform Judaism

Parashat Vayehi Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat Vayehi Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parashat Vayehi for Families
Torah Topics for Today

 

Family Forgiveness
Torah Topics for Today

Acting Without Thought
Torah Topics for Today

 

 

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