Jacob

In this week’s portion, we finish the book of Genesis with the conclusion of the story of Joseph and...

Weekly Torah Portion: The Forefathers and the Land

In this week’s portion, we finish the book of Genesis with the conclusion of the story of Joseph and...

In this week’s portion, we finish the book of Genesis with the conclusion of the story of Joseph and his brothers– the brothers and Jacob are all in Egypt, Jacob blesses his children before his death, and the book...

In this, the final portion of the book of Genesis, we read of Jacob’s blessings to his sons and...

The Portion of Vayechi

In this, the final portion of the book of Genesis, we read of Jacob’s blessings to his sons and...

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...

This week’s portion begins in the middle of the story of the final confrontation between Joseph and his brothers,...

Weekly Torah Portion: The Descent into Egypt

This week’s portion begins in the middle of the story of the final confrontation between Joseph and his brothers,...

This week’s portion begins in the middle of the story of the final confrontation between Joseph and his brothers, before Joseph reveals himself to them.  At the end of last week’s portion, we heard Joseph’s cruel accusations and Judah’s...

The portion of Vayigash sees Joseph revealing his true identity to his brothers, inviting his father and the rest...

The Portion of Vayigash

The portion of Vayigash sees Joseph revealing his true identity to his brothers, inviting his father and the rest...

The portion of Vayigash sees Joseph revealing his true identity to his brothers, inviting his father and the rest of their family to join him in Egypt. Jacob brings his family to Joseph, and Joseph cares for them for...

The portion of Mikeitz continues the story of Joseph in Egypt. Joseph successfully interprets Pharaoh’s dream and is made...

The Portion of Mikeitz

The portion of Mikeitz continues the story of Joseph in Egypt. Joseph successfully interprets Pharaoh’s dream and is made...

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 the...

Jacob is torn between two values – the desire to live in peace and be accepted by the local...

Weekly Torah Portion: The Trouble with Zealotry

Jacob is torn between two values – the desire to live in peace and be accepted by the local...

Jacob is torn between two values – the desire to live in peace and be accepted by the local inhabitants, and the desire to defend the honor of his daughter and of his family. This week’s portion tells of...

Aviv Harkov, a 22-year old former Israeli Naval Officer, grew up in New Jersey and has always had a...

A Taste of Torah Cookbook Brings Weekly Portion to Life for Parents and Kids

Aviv Harkov, a 22-year old former Israeli Naval Officer, grew up in New Jersey and has always had a...

Aviv Harkov, a 22-year old former Israeli Naval Officer, grew up in New Jersey and has always had a passion for cooking. Now, she has parleyed that passion into a unique cookbook for parents and children, one that teaches...

In this week’s portion, Jacob prepares to face his brother after many years apart, cognizant of Esau’s vow to...

The Portion of Vayishlach

In this week’s portion, Jacob prepares to face his brother after many years apart, cognizant of Esau’s vow to...

In this week’s portion, Jacob prepares to face his brother after many years apart, cognizant of Esau’s vow to destroy him one day. He readies his camp and prays, and sends gifts to appease his brother. Before the encounter,...

Jacob has been promised by God that his children will inherit the Land of Israel.  Indeed, he is the...

Weekly Torah Portion: On Motherhood

Jacob has been promised by God that his children will inherit the Land of Israel.  Indeed, he is the...

Jacob has been promised by God that his children will inherit the Land of Israel.  Indeed, he is the first forefather to pass on this promise and blessing to all of his children. This week’s portion tells of Jacob’s...

The sun is setting, and Jacob rests his head after a harrowing day. He is fleeing from his brother...

Weekly Torah Portion: Starbucks and the Lesson of Jacob’s Pillow

The sun is setting, and Jacob rests his head after a harrowing day. He is fleeing from his brother...

The sun is setting, and Jacob rests his head after a harrowing day. He is fleeing from his brother Esau. In an open field, Jacob gathers stones and makes a pillow of sorts so he can sleep before moving...

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