PARASHAT * VAYECHI *
Jacob, Ephraim, and Manasseh (17th-century painting by Guercino)
Fears, Lies, But No Videotape
Jacob's death provokes the latent
fear in Joseph's brothers that
Joseph bears a grudge against
them and the desire to make
peace with him.
- Jacob blesses his grandchildren
- Ephraim and Manasseh.(48:1-20)
- Jacob's twelve sons gather around his deathbed, and each receives an evaluation and a prediction of his future. (49:1-33)
- Joseph mourns his father's death and has Jacob embalmed. Jacob is buried in Hebron in the cave of the field of the Machpelah in the land of Canaan. (50:1-14)
- Joseph assures his concerned brothers that he has forgiven them and promises to care for them and their families. (50:15-21)MORE>
SECTS OF JUDAISM
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from Torah Topics for Today
from Women of Reform Judaism
All in the Family, from Hillel
from Orthodox Union
from Jewish Outreach Institute
a Kveller MOMentary
On his deathbed, Jacob blesses
his sons and asks them to bury
him in Canaan.
Jacob Blesses Joseph's Sons
Jacob and all his sons and their families
are now settled in Egypt with Joseph,
who is the second-most powerful
man in the Pharaoh's kingdom.
Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years
and he was 147 years old.
Jacob (also called Israel) said to
Joseph, "If I have found favor in
your eyes, then swear to me that
you will not bury me in Egypt,
but with my fathers in Canaan."
Joseph agreed, then later received
word that his father was dying
(watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot)
I Kings 2:1-2:12
David's parting words
to his son Solomon.
Parashat Vayehi describes the
preparations Jacob makes
for his death.
He methodically bids farewell to
his children and grandchildren
and directs them to bury
him in Canaan.
Last Words of Advice
Finally, Jacobs delivers a poetic
statement (in some cases, a blessing) for
each of his twelve sons. Having gotten
in the definitive last word, we are told:
"When Jacob finished his instructions
to his sons, he drew his feet into the
bed and, taking his last breath, he was
gathered to his people"
(Genesis 49:33). MORE
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by Izzy Nathan
Chessed חסד: (definition) an
act of loving kindness done
without any expectation
A Great Story Because
it is a True Story
Don't think that the really great stories
are the one's that are written by the
world's greatest writers. The really
great stories are the stories that really
happened to real people and they are
really and absolutely true. The
following is one of the many really
Great because it's really true!
America had finally entered World War I.
Troops poured into Europe to put an end
to the war.
The war was in it's final stages.
American troops were dispatched
through out Germany.
The year was 1917. More
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