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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Vayechi

| December 22, 2010

The Text: Genesis 47:27-50 In the Bible, Ephraim and Menasseh are the only two brothers who got along.  This marks a turning point for the Israelites.  After sibling rivalries of Jacob and Esau and Joseph and his many brothers, Ephraim and Menasseh represent that brothers can get along peaceably.  This may also be a reason Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Vayigash

| December 15, 2010

The Text: Genesis 44:18-47:27 In the midst of global famine, Joseph serves in a position of power and is able to offer relief to his family. Genesis 47:12-13 “Joseph sustained his father, and his brothers, and all his father’s household with bread, down to the little ones.  Now there was no bread in all the Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Miketz

| December 8, 2010

The Text: Genesis 41-44:17 Joseph’s skill as a dream interpreter saves his life when he is in jail.  Later, his ability to read dreams wins him favor in the Pharaoh’s eyes. Genesis 41:1-4 “After two years’ time, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, when out of the Nile there came up seven Read More

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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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