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Parshat Vayechi

Readings for Vayechi
Tevet 18, 5784
December 30, 2023

Kings I 2:1-12
Torah Portion: Vayechi
Vayechi in a Nutshell

The name of the Parshah, "Vayechi," means "And he lived" and it is found in Genesis 47:28.

Jacob lives the final 17 years of his life in Egypt. Before his passing, he asks Joseph to take an oath that he will bury him in the Holy Land. He blesses Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, elevating them to the status of his own sons as progenitors of tribes within the nation of Israel.

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