A Summary of the Torah
A description of the highlights of the Torah, according to the divisions of the weekly portions.
Miketz (41:1-44:17) Joseph successfully interprets Pharaoh's dreams. Joseph is appointed viceroy.
Vayigash (44:18-47:27) Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, who are dumbfounded.
Vayehi (47:28-50:26) Jacob blesses his sons. Joseph dies at end of book at age 110.
Sh'mot (1:1-6:1) Moses is saved by Pharaoh's daughter. God appears to Moses at the burning bush.
Vaera (6:2-9:35) God brings plagues upon the Egyptians. Pharaoh's heart hardens and he refuses to let the Israelites go.
Bo (10:1-13:16) Egyptian firstborn children are slain by God. The Israelites hastily leave Egypt and bake matzah from unleavened dough.
B'shalah (13:17-17:16) The waters of the Red Sea divide to make a path for the Israelites.
Yitro (18:1-20:23) Jethro, Moses' father-in law, advises him to appoint judges so as to ease his burden. Moses receives the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
Mishpatim (21:1-24:18) Moses instructs the Israelites in the Law.
Terumah (25:1-27:19) The tabernacle is constructed.
Vayakhel (35:1-38:20) The people bring an array of gifts for the tabernacle until they are told to stop.
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