Parashat Vayechi

Parashat Vayechi: Integrating the Past into the Present

“May God make you like Ephraim and Menashe” (Genesis 48:20). Parents routinely offer this blessing on Shabbat at the Friday night dinner ...

Why Jacob Cursed Two of His Sons

Shimon and Levi get the blame for two tragedies in the patriach's life.

Abundant Love: The Wisdom of Jacob

On his deathbed, Jacob finally sees his children stand together.

Acting Without Thought

Thinking about those we have hurt in the past can help us be more careful in the future.

Family Forgiveness

The need to forgive and, if possible, forget, is vitally important.

Each Family Has a Mission in the World

Vayechi: A resource for families.

Blessing Our Daughters

Why did Jacob not bless his daughters before he died?

Sins of the Past

Joseph and his brothers try to move on.

Self-Interest and Solidarity

There are many motivators for fighting injustice.