Mi-Ketz (Genesis 41:1-44:17)

Posted on Dec 16, 2012

121512tp Rabbi Paul Falk compares two lives and two roles: Judah and Joseph. These are the southern and northern Kingdoms. Who is Judah before he is changed and who is Joseph before he is changed.

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Va-Yeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23)

Posted on Dec 9, 2012

120812tp Rabbi Paul Falk looks at differing translations — “Jacob settles in the area where his father lives” (Canaan), different than translations that say he is a stranger there and Joseph is sold to Midiyanites or Ishmaelites? Again, different translations.

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Va-Yetzay (Gen 28:10-32:3)

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

Patrick Shannon explores one possible meaning of Jacob’s dream about a “ladder” relevant for us today. Also click here to download associated PowerPoint presentation (zipped file): JacobsLadderTorahPortion.pptx

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