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Torah, The: (lit. teaching) (a) The Five Books of Moses (The Bible); (b) the overall body of Jewish religious teachings encompassing the whole body of Jewish law, practice and tradition
Jacob seemed to enjoy life in Egypt. Egypt was seemingly a corrupt country, with no morals and ethics. How could it be that Jacob had his best years of his life in Egypt?
Some people just don’t appreciate the blessing that children bring. They figure there’ll be plenty of time in the future to settle down and get serious. Why not enjoy their lifestyle or build a career first.
People of the highest stature, high priests, looked for a wife from the daughters of Asher . . . Which is odd, if you think about it. Why would such a holy man pursue a wife from a neighboring tribe just because she was beautiful?
My family has been suffering for years now, not knowing what tomorrow may bring.
Swear to yourself, with an unbreakable oath, "I will not relax until we achieve the true purpose of creation, until we get to 'go home to our fathers.'"
For the haftarah of Vayechi, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The haftarah I Kings 2:1-12. for Vayechi tells of King David’s last words and instructions to his son Solomon, and gives a tally of his years as king. The connection to our parshah is Jacob’s last words to his children and Joseph’s last words to his broth...
For an informed reading of Kings 2:1–12
There were a number of things that David wanted to see happen, but which could be carried out only after his death.
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