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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Vayeshev

| December 1, 2010

The Text: The story of Joseph is the longest single narrative in the Bible.  In a shocking story of betrayal and apathy, Joseph’s brothers throw him into an empty water pit, where he is sure to die.  The text then describes that after stripping Joseph of his tunic, and casting him into the pit: Genesis Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Va’yishlach

| November 24, 2010

The Text: Genesis 32:3-36 Jacob has not yet reconciled with his brother Esau.  In this parsha, Jacob is chosen by God and is renamed “Israel,” or one who struggles with God. 32:25 “Jacob was left alone.  And a figure wrestled with him until the break of dawn.  When he saw that he had not prevailed Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Va’yetzei

| November 17, 2010

The Text: Genesis 28:10-32:3 Jacob leaves his family, receiving his father’s birthright blessing (after conspiring with his mother).  Esau is angry that he was tricked and Jacob fears for his life. Genesis 28:16 “Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘surely YHVH is present in this place, and I did not know it!” The Context: Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Toldot

| November 10, 2010

The Text: Gen 27: 1-4 it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said to him, My son; and he said to him, Behold, here am I.  And he said, Behold now, I am old, I Read More

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