Jacob’s Final Wish In this week’s Torah portion, Jacob passes away. Shortly before his death, he tells Joseph his final wish: “Please do not bury me in Egypt.” Joseph immediately acquiesces: “I will do as you say.” Nonetheless, Jacob isn’t satisfied. “Swear to me,” he tells Joseph — and Joseph takes an oath. And then, the Torah tells us, “Israel bowed at the head of the bed.” This dialogue...
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The power of a prison-stay.
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