Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Brief Note on Groundhog Day – Parsha Vayigash

The elements of God’s design for one line of Abraham’s descendants begin to mesh in Parsha Vayigash. He had promised that they would be, at some future point, a great nation, both in reputation and number but, again at some … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on Sticky Sagas – Parsha Miketz

In Parsha Lech Lecha the Torah records some of God’s promises to Abraham; that his descendants would be given a land of their own and that they would prosper, be great in numbers and in repute. There was a third … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on Dramatic Tragedy – Parsha Vayeshev

The saga of Jacob and his sons has the air of brutal honesty; he and his mother deceive Isaac and then he in turn is deceived by his wives to be Leah and Rachel. Moreover, he is deceived by his … Continue reading

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