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Parshat Vayechi concludes the Book of Genesis and marks the end of the era of the Patriarchs. Jacob’s final tasks were to “bless” his children and to ensure that he would be buried in the family tomb in Hebron.

Wednesday 01/04/2017
Yom Kippur in January
Posted: January 04, 2017

Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Optimal living, optimal Judaism
Posted: December 28, 2016

The mitzvah of lighting the Hanukkah menorah – one of the most universally observed mitzvot - features an unusual aspect that, when compared to other mitzvot, invites explanation. The Talmud (Shabbat 21b) records a hierarchical list of different ways of fulfilling this mitzvah that represent varied levels of preference and desirability. 

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
The danger of inaction
Posted: December 21, 2016

Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
Wrestling: The devil didn’t make me do it
Posted: December 14, 2016

Vayishlach, Genesis 32:4-36:43

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Wednesday 12/07/2016
A significant place to sleep
Posted: December 07, 2016

Vayeitzei, Genesis 28:9-32-3

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Wednesday 11/23/2016
Making the most of gifts
Posted: November 23, 2016

Chaye Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Abraham and his guests
Posted: November 16, 2016

Vayeira, Genesis 18:1-22:24

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Wednesday 11/09/2016
One quarter of 1 percent
Posted: November 09, 2016

Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
Righteousness is relative: The curious case of Noah
Posted: November 02, 2016

Noach, Genesis 6:9-11:32

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