Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
VA’ERA, Exodus 6:2-9:35
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
Moses and the Israelites are deeply discouraged to remain under Pharoah's control, despite following God's instructions. So God shows them the divine attribute of mercy, a tactic that we can apply today whenever we encounter people whose spirits have been crushed by harsh realities.
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SHEMOT, Exodus 1:1-6:1
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
This week's Torah portion is a build-up to Moses' famous "let my people go" demand; confronting the difficulties of oppression and inequality head on is a quality that was displayed repeatedly by the late Nelson Mandela.
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Vayechi, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week’s portion concludes the Book of Genesis. Jacob/Israel, the last patriarch, prepares for death, and in poetic and stylized language, he blesses his sons.
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Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
In this week's Torah portion, we reach the climax of the story of Yosef and his brothers, which includes a moving family reunion.
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Miketz, Genesis 41:1-44:17; Numbers 7:48-592
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
In this week’s Torah reading, Pharaoh — the most powerful man in the world — dreams some terrible dreams. Joseph, the outsider, eventually interprets them, unlke his Egyptian equals, who resist because they are afraid of their meaning
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