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Parashat B'reisheet (Genesis 1:1-6:8)

Parashat B’reisheet is always filled with fascination and intrigue whenever we study it. There are so many facets of the Creation account to explore that it would take a lifetime to begin unraveling them. For instance, on the first day of Creation, we read about the creation of light:

Who Are These?

Who Are These?

Parashat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)

The Power of Hope

The Power of Hope

Genesis 44:18-47:27

Is this week’s Torah portion we learn about the reunion of Joseph and his family. How appropriate for the name of the portion to be called Vayigash, which means, “and he came near.” After a long period of being apart from his family, Joseph was able to come near his family. Not only did Joseph reveal himself to his brothers after the long wait for his plan to succeed, but he was also reunited with his father who had given up hope of Joseph’s survival years beforehand. 

The Grand Illusion

The Grand Illusion

Parashat Vayeishev (Genesis 37:1-40:23)

Wrestling for a Blessing

Wrestling for a Blessing

Parashat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:3-36:43)

Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven

Parashat Vayeitze (Genesis 28:10-32:2)

This week’s Torah portion begins with one of the most mysterious and little-understood events recorded in the Torah. When Jacob spent the night in what he later calls Beit-El he had a curious dream charged with spiritual import:

Unlocking The Secret To Immortality

Unlocking The Secret To Immortality

Parashat Vayeira (Genesis 18:1-22:24)

Changing The Future

Changing The Future

Parashat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)

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