Posts Tagged ‘Ephraim’

Ultra orthodox jewish boys walking on the street in Mea shearim Jewish Orthodox quarter, Israel Jerusalem.

Weekly Torah Portion – Blessings And Heritage

Parshat Vayechi: Genesis 47:28-50:26; I Kings 2:1-12. Rabbi Amy Bigman As I write this, we have just completed the holiday of Chanukah. Our congregation has held its annual Chanukah/Shabbat dinner and our social hall was overflowing with children, parents, grandparents and members of our congregational family and community. We began, as always, with the blessing…

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Engraved illustration from "The Sunday at Home " September 10th 1864

Weekly Torah Portion – Try, Try Again

Parshat Shelach Lecha: Numbers 13:1-15:41; Joshua 2:1-24. In this week’s Torah portion, 12 spies are sent to check out the land God promised the Israelites. Among them is Joshua, Moses’ personal assistant, chosen from the tribe of Ephraim. It was Joshua’s first big solo assignment, his first shot at real leadership. He must have been…

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