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Haftarah Vaera, Ezekiel 29

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I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, you big crocodile lying in the streams of the Nile!”

The hubris, and therefore demise, of Egypt connects this week’s parashah and haftarah Vaera.  We look at the background of Egypt and the historical setting of this prophecy against Pharaoh Hophra in Ezekiel 29.

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Yoel presents midrashic, historic, archaeological and cultural aspects to several points in this week’s Torah Portion Shemot (names).

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“‘I passed by and saw you there, wallowing in your own blood; and as you lay in your blood I said to you, “Live!”

There are three traditional readings for haftarah Shemot.  We will examine the Yemenite traditional reading from Ezekiel 16.

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In this week’s Torah Portion, Vayechi (he lived) Yoel focuses on the blessings to Ephrayim, Yehudah, and Yoseph, presenting the literary, historical and cultural factors in understanding them.

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“The time came near for David to die; so he commissioned Shlomo his son as follows: “I am going the way of all the earth.  Therefore, be strong; show yourself a man.”

We look at the historic and textual background of the book of Kings and the end of the reign of King David as he proclaims his will to his son Shlomo in this week’s haftarah Vayechi.

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Yoel explains the legal and emotional appeal of Yehudah, as well as evidence of semites in Egypt and more in this week’s Torah Portion, Vayigash (he approached).

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“Son of man, take a stick and write on it, ‘For Judah…”

If I’m not descendant of Israel, then what am I?   We answer this question and review the object lesson given to the prophet Yechezqel in this week’s haftarah Vayigash.

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Joseph’s story gives us several nuggets worthy of examination in this week’s Torah Portion, Miqetz (at the end).

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“All Isra’el heard of the decision the king had made and held the king in awe, for they saw that God’s wisdom was in him, enabling him to render justice properly.”

The wisdom given by YHWH connects Yosef in our Torah portion with this week’s Haftarah Miqetz in the famous story of King Solomon.

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With a quick return to last week’s portion to address the tomb of Rachel, Yoel presents metaphors from Yosef’s life of exile and servitude, as well as technical elements in the story of Tamar and Yehuda in this week’s Torah Portion, Vayeshev (and He dwelt).

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