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Vayigash

The Power of Story in Our Lives
When we can look back at the events of our past and embrace them for being the perfect training ground for who we are today, then we can begin to be the authors of our own lives.
Joseph: A Pictorial
A series of drawings by Dutch artist Shoshannah Brombacher, based on the Biblical stories about Joseph, the son of the patriarch Jacob
Can Love Overcome Resentment?
A Lesson from Vayigash
Judah was essentially saying, "It makes no difference whether I think that my father was unfair. I have reached deep within myself and know that the most important truth is that I love my father and I cannot allow him such pain..."
Thriving in Hostile Territory
Exile is a crucible; the challenges and difficulties of thriving in a hostile world provide the optimal setting for personal and national growth. However, if we become comfortable in our exile and feel that we are in a “home away from home,” we become vulnerable . . .
A Lesson Before Hebrew School
Nancy called my father, complaining that the school van never came to pick up her kids. It didn’t take long for my father to realize what I had done . . .
Serach, the Daughter of Asher
Who was Serach? Let us look in the Midrashic accounts—and even travel to Iran—to gain a better understanding.
Bread Crumbs
But in the midst of the chaos and aggravation, there is a little phrase I hold on to that helps me keep my sanity.
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