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Weekly Torah Portion: Man Plans and God Laughs

The following is a taste of our Israel Bible Reading Plan. Follow the weekly portion with summaries, insights and lively conversation. To register, click here. Last week’s portion ended with a cliff-hanger, as Joseph called for Benjamin’s servitude. This week’s portion opens with Judah stepping…

Weekly Torah Portion: The Descent into Egypt

This week’s portion begins in the middle of the story of the final confrontation between Joseph and his brothers, before Joseph reveals himself to them.  At the end of last week’s portion, we heard Joseph’s cruel accusations and Judah’s failed attempts to appease him.  But…

Weekly Torah Portion: What’s in a Name?

The following is a taste of our Israel Bible Reading Plan. Follow the weekly portion with summaries, insights and lively conversation. To register, click here. Pharaoh awakens one night from a terrifying dream, but none of the interpretations of his advisors satisfies him. His butler…

Weekly Torah Portion: Joseph in Suspense

  In this week's Torah portion, we continue the story of Joseph in Egypt. The portion begins with Joseph's rise to power, thanks to his successful interpretation of Pharaoh's dream. He is given full responsibility for feeding the nation and, indeed, surrounding nations, during the…
Yehoshua Halevi took this photo of King David’s Harp at the City of David Archaeological Park. Have you been to the City of David? If not, it’s a MUST on your next visit to the Holy City!

Weekly Torah Portion: The Seeds of the Messiah

The following is a taste of our Israel Bible Reading Plan. Follow the weekly portion with summaries, insights and lively conversation. To register, click here. Following Joseph’s sale, Judah parts ways with his brothers and lives instead with an Adullamite named Hirah. He marries the…

Weekly Torah Portion: On Motherhood

Jacob has been promised by God that his children will inherit the Land of Israel.  Indeed, he is the first forefather to pass on this promise and blessing to all of his children. This week’s portion tells of Jacob’s flight from Beersheba, escaping just in…