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Toldot

Rebekah, pregnant Twin sons struggle inside her “Why do I exist?” Soon enough, she knows G-d says Jacob will prevail Mom must make it...
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Chayei Sarah

Isaac’s mother dies Isaac’s dad finds him a wife Isaac is consoled Isaac’s father dies Isaac’s brother mourns with him Isaac, blessed by G-d...
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Vayeira

G-d says: Abraham Abraham says: Hineini I’m here, I’m ready Isaac says: Father Abraham says: Hineini I’m here, I’m ready Angel: Abraham Abraham says:...
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Lech L’cha

Uncle and nephew Avram, his brother’s son Lot Go their separate ways Lot chooses poorly Leaves Canaan to his uncle Settles in Sodom  ...
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Noach

  The waters subside But Noach won’t leave the ark Until G-d says “Go” A plain reading of the text suggests even after Noach...
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Bereshit

G-d speaks, things happen Light and dark, heaven and earth, The seas and dry land The sun and the moon Creatures of the air,...
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Nitzavim / Vayeilech

Rosh Hashanah nears Torah tells us we will stray But we can return Moses warns the people that future generations will suffer punishment “because...
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Ki Tavo

After 40 years Hearts know, eyes see and ears hear What G-d did for us Deuteronomy 29:1-3 Moses summoned all Israel, and said to...
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Ki Teitzei

Don’t make promises Unless ready to keep them Your word is your bond   Deuteronomy 23:22-24 When you make a pledge to G-d, do...
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Shoftim

The “Royal Subjects” For the kings of Israel Are the laws of G-d Write them, study them Do not feel superior Don’t gather riches...