Parasha for the Week: Va'era: Exodus 6:2 - 9:35
Haftarah for the Week: Ezekiel 28:25 - 29:21
Apostolic Writings: Revelation 16

Overview:
G-d tells Moshe to inform the people of Israel that He is going to take them out of Egypt. However, they do not listen.
G-d commands Moshe to go to Pharaoh and ask him to free his people.
Although Aharon shows Pharaoh a sign by turning a staff into a snake, Pharaoh’s magi-cians copy the sign, emboldening Pharaoh to refuse the request.

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weeklyParasha for the Week: Shemot: Exodus 1:1 – 6:1
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6 – 29:23 (Ashkenazim
Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 – (Sephardim)
Apostolic Writings: Mark 14:10 - 21

Overview:
The Book of Shemot (Exodus) chronicles the creation of the nation of Israel from the descendants of Yaakov.

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Parasha for the Week:  Vayechi: Genesis 47: 28 – 50:26
Haftarah for the Week:  1 Kings 2:1 - 12
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 13:32 – 14:9

Overview
After 17 years in Egypt, Yaakov calls Yosef. He has Yosef swear to bury him in the Machpela Cave, the burial place of Avraham and Sara, Yitzchak and Rivka.

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Parasha for the Week:  Vayigash: Genesis 44:18 - 47:27
Haftarah for the Week:  Ezekiel 17:15 - 28
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 13:18 - 31

Overview

With the discovery of the goblet in Binyamin’s sack, the brothers are confused. Yehuda alone steps forward and eloquently petitions Yosef for Binyamin’s release, offering himself instead.

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Parasha for the Week: Vayeshev: Genesis 37:1 - 40:23
Haftarah for the Week: Amos 2:6 - 3:8
Brit Chadasha: Hebrews 7:24 - 26

Overview

Yaakov settles in the land of Canaan. His son, Yosef, brings him critical reports about his brothers. Yaakov makes Yosef a fine tunic of multi-colored woolen strips.
Yosef exacerbates his brothers’s hatred by recounting prophetic dreams of sheaves of wheat bowing to his sheaf, and of the sun, moon and stars bowing to him, signifying that all his family will appoint him king.

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Parasha for the Week:  Vayetsei: Genesis 28:10 – 32:13
Haftarah for the Week:  Hosea 11:7 – 14:10
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 11:27 – 12:6

Overview
Fleeing from Esav, Yaakov sets out for Charan, the home of his mother's family.
Yaakov Arrives at Bethel, Hebrew word meaning House of God.
He sleeps there and dreams of angels going up and down a ladder between Heaven and earth. G-d promises that he will found a great nation and that he will enjoy Divine protection.

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