CategoryVayechi

It’s All About Loyalty

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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...

The Wayward Son

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We are often faced with the task of dealing with a difficult child. When Rabbi Feigelstock was faced with a similar situation, he was taught a new approach. A touching lesson from this week’s parsha.

Bonding Generations

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Animals don’t have grandchildren; that is something that is appreciated only within the human race. What does Torah say about the obligations of grandparents (and great-grandparents)?

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