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Bo

Four Seder Children We read about three of them In Torah this week Parshat Bo includes a description of the Passover observance. Three times...
Tetragrammaton

Va-eira

We say “Adonai” For the unpronounceable Tetragrammaton In last week’s reading, when Moses asked, God gave the name “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh“, the meaning of...
Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh

Shemot

Moses: What’s your name? God: Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh   Exodus 3:13-14 Moses said to God, “When I come to the Israelites...
blessing sons

Va-y’chi

Each week on Shabbat Parents repeat Jacob’s words While blessing their sons Genesis 48:20 So he blessed them that day, saying, “By you shall...
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Vayigash

  Jacob’s descendants One granddaughter is mentioned Serach bat Asher Genesis 46 includes a list of Jacob’s children, and their children. Israel’s wives and...
Pharaoh's Drream

Mikeitz

After two long years Pharaoh’s cupbearer speaks up Tells about Joseph “When we were in jail A Hebrew youth was with us Interpreted dreams”...
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Vayeishev

Jacob is deceived Brothers don’t know Joseph’s fate Convince dad he’s dead The plot twists in the Joseph story are dramatic enough for a...
My Name Is Yisrael

Vayishlach (וישלח)

My name is Jacob But the strange man, he tells me My name’s Israel שמי יעקב אבל האיש אומר לי שמי ישראל After they wrestle, the...
Jacobs-Ladder

ויצא

  יעקב אמר השם במקום הזה ולא ידעתי    Transliterated Yaakov omer  Hashem bamakom hazeh  V’lo yadati    Translated (sort of): Yaakov, he says...
Jacobs-Ladder

Vayeitzei

  Alone, on the run Using stones as his pillows Jacob goes to sleep His dream, a vision With angels on a ladder And...