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.

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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.

At the beginning of this week’s Parasha, Pharaoh, fearing the population explosion of Israel, enslaves them.

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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:  Mikets: Genesis 41:1 – 44:17
Haftarah for the Week:  1 Kings 3:15 – 4:1
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 13:5 - 17

Overview
Yoseph is in prison and the Pharaoh has a dream that no one can interpret.
Yoseph is called for, he interprets the dream and Pharaoh makes him second in Egypt.
Yoseph stocks up the grain in Egypt for the 7 years of plenty.
The drought comes and everyone comes to Egypt for grain including Yoseph's brothers.
Yoseph's brothers do not recognize him.

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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.

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Parasha for the Week:  Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4 – 36:43
Aftarah for the Week:  Obadiah 1:1 - 21
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 12:6 - 17

Overview
Returning home, Yaakov finds out that Esau is approaching with an army of 400.
Yaakov divides the camps, prays for assistance, and sends tribute to Esau.

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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.

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