Shabbat Shalom! – Parashat Vayechi

The Joseph story comes to its dramatic close this week in Parashat Vayechi. Brash young Jacob who stole his father’s blessing has become dying Jacob, blessing his own children. Foolish young Joseph has become an older, wiser, sadder man, finally reunited with his family.

Our darshanim this week:

Vayechi: Our life is given to us so that we can learn how to die by Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild

What Makes Torah Leadership Possible? by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper

Vayiggash & Vayechi: Forgiving? by Maggidah Melissa Carpenter

Surviving Failure by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

A Time of Oaths by Anita Silvert

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at and teaches at Hamaqom | The Place in Berkeley, CA.

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