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From Generation to Generation

In this week's parashah, Va-y'chi, there are three references to Jacob's wishes for burial.

D'var Torah By: 
May You Be Like Ephraim and Manasseh
Davar Acher By: 
Craig Marantz

Any family that engages in Jewish learning contributes most powerfully to Jewish continuity.

Jacob Warns Against Religious Fanaticism

In Parashat Va-y'chi, the patriarch Jacob is dying, and he summons his twelve sons to give each one a final blessing and to urge that they follow God's will.

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Do Not Bury Me In Egypt
Davar Acher By: 
Howard M. Stahl

In Parashat Va-y'chi, we learn of the dying wishes of Jacob and Joseph, who urge their respective families not to bury them in Egypt.

If Not Now, When?

This week's Torah portion, Va-y'chi, begins with the announcement of Jacob's imminent death.

D'var Torah By: 
So That Your Values Live On
Davar Acher By: 
Deborah Berkowits Litwak

Throughout Genesis we read about the generations of Israel: those who received God's promise to make them as numerous as the sands of the sea and those who led their generation in righteousne


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