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Torah and Beyond

Torah Portion: Vayigash

When reflecting on his life, Joseph saw a divine plan. Should we be able to attain a similar perspective? Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben reflects.

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Seedling sprouting through crack in the stone
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Hashivenu: A Podcast on Resilience

In a powerful episode recorded live from the Reconstructing Judaism convention, Rabbi Deborah Waxman interviews Susan Levine about her struggle to choose life.

Parashat Vayigash

Prophets and Sages

The difference between a prophet and a sage is where each discovers God working in our lives. The prophet fortifies us with the gift of hope. The sage strengthens us with the gift of meaning. Joseph was both. 

D'var Torah

If I Had Only Known - Parashat Vayigash

Joseph believed that his entire life was part of God's plan. Should we? Can we?

D'var Torah

The Complexities of Reconciliation: Joseph & His Brothers

A study sheet on Parashat Vayigash on the reconciliations/re-encounters between Joseph and his brothers, and between Joseph and Jacob.