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Two Sticks, One Kingdom

Two Sticks, One Kingdom

The Torah portion of Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27) completes the story of Joseph’s slavery in Egypt. The story culminates in a dramatic meeting between Judah and Joseph, ending in revelation and reconciliation. Jacob’s household...

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Jacob or Israel: What’s in a Name?

Jacob or Israel: What’s in a Name?

Names, especially names of Biblical characters, are very significant. The granting of a name is a divine gift bestowed upon Adam, giving him an active role in Creation Genesis 2:19: And Hashem formed out of the earth all the wild beasts...

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Three Things You Must Know About Genesis 12:3

Three Things You Must Know About Genesis 12:3

This week’s Torah portion known as Lech Lecha contains Genesis 12:3, the foundational Scripture for Christian Zionism. So many non-Jews read this wonderful verse and conclude that it’s time to start caring more for Israel. This verse is...

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