Read More: Torah Study, Parshat Hashavua, Joseph, 12 Tribes, Faith, Book of Genesis, Exodus, Weekly Torah Portion, Video, Judaism, Religion News
The Book of Genesis ends on a seemingly sad note, recording the death of Joseph in the last passage. But is that a sad scene -- or a message of hope and faith?
The 12 tribes are given designated places in which to set up camp in the desert. Each flies its own banner and has hand-picked neighbors. But they are all important parts of a community -- a lesson we ought not to forget.