Benjamin
What is unique about Benjamin?

What is unique about Benjamin?

Benjamin was Jacob’s only son born in the holy land, coincidentally right after Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. Rachel named her second son with her dying breath ‘Ben-oni’ (בֶּן־אוֹנִי). The Sages explain the name as meaning ‘son of...

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The Portion of Vayechi

The Portion of Vayechi

In this, the final portion of the book of Genesis, we read of Jacob’s blessings to his sons and grandsons on his deathbed, and his final passing and burial. The book concludes with Joseph’s final days, as well, and his death and enbalming...

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Weekly Torah Portion: Joseph in Suspense

  In this week's Torah portion, we continue the story of Joseph in Egypt. The portion begins with Joseph's rise to power, thanks to his successful interpretation of Pharaoh's dream. He is given full responsibility for feeding the nation...

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The Portion of Mikeitz

The Portion of Mikeitz

The portion of Mikeitz continues the story of Joseph in Egypt. Joseph successfully interprets Pharaoh's dream and is made viceroy over all of Egypt.  He successfully steers the country through both abundance and famine, so that it becomes...

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The Portion of V’Zot Habracha

The Portion of V’Zot Habracha

V’Zot Habracha is the final portion of the Torah. In it, Moses blesses each of the tribes, as is customary in the Bible for parents to bless their children before dying. When Moses is done, God instructs him to ascend the mountain where...

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