Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Brief Note on The Saga of Joseph, Part One – Parsha Vayeshev

Parsha VaYeshev records the beginning of the chronicles of Joseph, the longest single narrative of Bereshit. While the account appears simplistic, it’s difficult to understand the tenor of the story, because there is no real message that’s imparted. It follows the tone … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on a Change in Perspective – Parsha VaYishlach

The narratives recorded in Parsha VaYishlach expand on the life of Jacob after he fled from Laban. As he started the final leg of a long journey through often hostile terrain, he became pre-occupied by the thought of meeting his brother Esau. … Continue reading

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