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Parshat Vayechi

Bless and Remember the Children of Newtown

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

To truly honor the deceased, it is incumbent upon us to remember the name of each and every precious child and adult. When Jacob blessed Joseph, he said: "in them may my name be recalled."

Seeking Wisdom From Our Families During the Holidays: Genesis 47:28-50:26

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Too rarely do we appreciate these cheery winter holidays as an opportunity for spiritual engagement, life review or reflection. Even more rarely do we pause to realize that the family and friends with whom we spend these celebrations are more than fellow partygoers, but potential sources of inspiration for our lives.

The Comic Torah: Parshat Vayechi

Aaron Freeman | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Aaron Freeman

Jacob is 147 years old. His family has been reunited in Egypt and now he is about to die. His son, Joseph, presents his own sons to their grandfather for his blessing...

Parshat Vayechi: Tangled Up In Blessings

Josh Fleet | Posted 03.05.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

Israel calls his favorite son to his side, saying, "Joseph, if I've found favor in your eyes, swear that you will not allow me to be buried in Egypt. Carry me out of Egypt. Bury me with my fathers."