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Weekly Torah Portion: The Land of Israel as a Heritage

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 left Moses greatly discouraged. Not only did Pharaoh not release the Israelites from bondage, he made things…

Weekly Torah Portion: The Wisdom of Miriam

The first portion of the Book of Exodus is one of transformation – the children of Israel, the family of Jacob, become the "Hebrews" and the Children of Israel, with a national focus. The family of Amram and Yocheved become the first family of Israel,…

Weekly Torah Portion: The Descent into Slavery

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. Our portion opens with the descent of Jacob’s family into Egypt. As mentioned in the Israel Bible, the text identifies…

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: 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…