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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayechi

December 23, 2015 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yaakov blesses his sons on his deathbed and asks them to bury him in Canaan.

Many of us know the story of the blind patriarch who, ostensibly due to his lack of sight, gives the younger son the blessing of the firstborn and vice versa. Of course, this scenario describes Yitzchak’s blessings of Yaakov and Esav, outlined in Bereshit, chapter 27, but it also describes an episode in this week’s parasha. Read more >