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Vayeshev: Tamar’s courage

Great stories require great plots and great characters.  The entire Joseph story begins in Vayeshev, and is absolutely the greatest of stories: intrigue, plot twists, plotting and scheming, and righteous voices getting heard, taking control of their lives.  Then again, … Continue reading

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Vayigash: Be like Judah

Family reunions can be tough, especially when there are members of the family who haven’t spoken in years.  Will the meeting be confrontational?  How will the family move forward after years of estrangement? Will forgiveness be offered on all sides? … Continue reading

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Vayigash: Enough

Judah learned a lot about being a father by being a son, which made him a better brother, which in turn, changed the course of the Biblical narrative. What? Just before this week’s parasha, (Torah portion) we read about Judah … Continue reading

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