Category Archives: 2015

A Brief Note on First Impressions – Parsha Va’era

Parsha Va’era records the beginnings of God’s move into man’s historical consciousness. God, whilst creator of the universe and all that resided within, had until this point kept a low profile; he had  only communicated with Adam and Eve and with their … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on an Enigma Answered – Parsha Shemot

Parsha Shemot bridges the lives of the Patriarchs and those of their descendents, the Children of Israel. More importantly, it describes the fulfilment of God’s ominous promise to Abraham: “Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on Dramatic Foreshadowing – Parsha Vayechi

Parsha Vayechi concludes the saga of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The journey which had begun in what is now northern Iraq came to a conclusion near the Nile Delta. The focus of the Parsha is on the last days of Jacob, … Continue reading

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