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Parshat Vayechi

Readings for Vayechi
Tevet 18, 5781
January 2, 2021

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

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.

The patriarch desires to reveal the end of days to his children, but is prevented from doing so.

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