Miketz

מִקֵּץ Parshah Miketz Genesis 41:1-44:17     “And it came to be, at the end of two years’ time, that Pharaoh had a dream, and saw him standing by the river…”-Beresheeth (Genesis 41:1) This Torah portion is called מִקֵּץ “Miketz”, meaning “at the end of.”  Mitketz literally begins the solemn “end” of two long years since the time Yahuwseph interpreted the …

Kids Learning: 1.10 Miketz Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 41:1-44:17

Miketz- Shared Reading Torah Portions 1.10: Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 41:1-44:17 Hebrew Word/Phrase of the Week: Miketz Meaning: ‘The End Of’ This week’s Torah Portion is called Miketz (מקץ), and it means “the end of“. “And it came to be at the end of (Miketz) two years time, that Pharaoh had a dream..” Yahuseph (Yoseph) understood that dream interpretations belong to …

Vayeshev

וַיֵּשֶׁב Parshah  Vayeshev (Wayesheb) Beresheeth (Genesis) 37:1-40:23  And Yaacob was settled in the land where his father had sojourned, the land of Kena’an. –Beresheeth (Genessis) 37:1 This Torah portion begins “WaYesheb Ya’acob”  meaning and settled Yaacob, thus the title “VaYeshev”. Immediately in verse two we read “This is the Toldot (genealogy) of Yaacob: Yahuwseph being 17 years old was feeding the flock …

Genesis 32:3-36:43 Vayashilach

וַיִּשְׁלַח Parshah Wayashilach (Vayashilach) Beresheeth (Genesis) 32:3-36:43    And Yaacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom. (Gen. 32:3) This week’s Torah portion is called  וַיִּשְׁלַח Wayashilach meaning “and he sent”.  The root word “shilach” שְׁלַח lends us such words that have been translated emissary, envoy or as it has been deemed …

Kids Learning: Vayishlach 1.8 Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 32:3-36:43

Vayishlach- Shared Reading Torah Portions 1.8: Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 32:3-36:43 Hebrew Word/Phrase of the Week: Vayishlach Meaning: ‘He Sent’ This week’s Torah Portion is called Vayishlach (וישלח), and it means “He sent ”. “And Ya’acob sent messengers before him to Esaw his brother..”. In this sad lesson, we learn not only about Ya’acob reuniting with his brother Esaw, but his …

Kids Learning: Vayetze 1.7 Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 28:10-32:2

Vayetze- Shared Reading Torah Portions 1.7: Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters Genesis 28:10-32:2 Hebrew Word/Phrase of the Week: Vayetze Meaning: ‘And He Went Out’ This week’s Torah Portion is called Vayetze (ויצא), and it means “and he went out”, just as the first verse of our torah portion says, “And Ya’acob went out from Be’ersheba..” (Bereshith 28:10). This portion tells us about …

Kids Learning: Toldot 1.6: Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 25:19-28:9

Toldot- Shared Reading Torah Portions 1.6: Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 25:19-28:9 Hebrew Word/Phrase of the Week: Toldot Meaning: ‘Family History’ This week’s Torah Portion is called Toldot (תולדות), and it means “ Family History.” Toldot tells a lot about Yitshaq’s family life, as well as Ya’acob’s deception in order to receive the family blessing Chapter 25 (cont.): Continuing from our last …

Kids Learning: Chayei Sarah 1.5 Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 23:1-25:18

Chayei Sarah- Shared Reading Torah Portions 1.5: Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 23:1-25:18 Hebrew Word/Phrase of the Week: Chayei Sarah Meaning: ‘Sarah’s Life’ This week’s Torah Portion is called Chayei Sarah (חיי שרה ), and it means “ Sarah’s life.” This time we learn about Sarah’s passing away and Yitshaq’s wife coming along. This Torah portion has love, and also sorrow. How …

Kids Learning: Vayeira 1.4 Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 18:1-22:24

Vayeira- Shared Reading Torah Portions 1.4: Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 18:1-22:24 Hebrew Word/Phrase of the Week: Vayeira Meaning: ‘and HE appeared’ This week’s Torah Portion is called Vayeira (וירא) and it means “and HE appeared.” The first verse says, “And YHWH appeared (Vayeira) to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting in the tent door in the heat …