Torah Reading — 12 Tevet 5778 — 30 December 2017

Vayechi: Genesis 47:28 — 50:26 ויחיפרשת  His last wish But one thing was constantly on his mind – what would befall them all after he was gone? The rabbis acknowledge this worry in the Midrash about how the Shema Yisra’el came into being. Obsessed with the fear that his children and grandchildren might drift from or abandon…

Torah Reading — 5 Tevet 5778 — 23 December 2017

Vayigash: Genesis 44:18 — 47:27 ויגשפרשת  I am your brother In Gen. 45:3, Joseph, the viceroy of Egypt, finally reveals himself to his brothers and says, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” The question about his father is strange. Judah had already told him, “We have an elderly father” (Gen. 44:20). Possibly Joseph’s…