Vayik’revu y’mei Yisrael lamut… When Israel’s time to die drew near… (Parshat Vayechi, Gen. 47:29) Vayik’revu y’mei David lamut… When David’s time to die drew near… (Haftarah of Vayechi, I Kings 2:1) This parashah marks the yahrzeit (anniversary of the death) of my father, Dr. David Kligler of blessed memory. He passed away on the […]
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Vayigash: Judah and Joseph
Vayigash eilav Yehudah vayomer “Bi Adoni…” And Judah approached him and said, “By your leave, my lord…” (Gen 44:18) This may be the most dramatic moment in the entire Book of Genesis. During the long famine, Joseph’s 11 brothers had come down to Egypt to seek provisions. Joseph, now vizier of Egypt and in charge […]
Vayeshev: What goes down must come up!
Vayeshev Ya’akov b’eretz m’gurei aviv b’eretz kna’an. Eleh toldot Ya’akov: Yosef ben sh’va esrei shana hayah ro’eh et achiv batzon. Jacob now settled in the land of his father’s sojourning, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob: Joseph was seventeen years old, and he would tend the flocks with his brothers. […]
Behold, It Is Very Good
Rabbi Jonathan Kligler · TIATI 1 Bereishit Jonathan Kligler וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וְהִנֵּה־טוֹב מְאֹד Va’yar Elohim et kol asher asah v’hinei tov me’od … And God looked at all that God had made and behold, it was very good … (Genesis 1:31). The Torah begins, and the curtain rises on creation. The first chapter […]