Tsav

JCCMParachiot

G‑d instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as kohanim (“priests”) who offer the korbanot (animal and meal offerings) in the Sanctuary. The fire on the altar must be … Read More

Michpatim

JCCMchemot, Parachiot

Michpatim – en bref Exode 21, 1 – 24, 18 Suite à la révélation du Sinaï, D.ieu promulgue une série de lois à l’adresse du peuple d’Israël. Elles incluent les lois relatives au serviteur contractuel, … Read More

Yitro

JCCMchemot, Parachiot

Yitro in a Nutshell Exodus 18:1–20:23 Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, hears of the great miracles which G‑d performed for the people of Israel, and comes from Midian to the Israelite camp, bringing with him Moses’ wife … Read More

Parshat Bo

JCCMchemot, Parachiot

Bo in a Nutshell Exodus 10:1–13:16 The last three of the Ten Plagues are visited on Egypt: a swarm of locusts devours all the crops and greenery; a thick, palpable darkness envelops the land; and … Read More

Shemot

JCCMchemot, Parachiot

The children of Israel multiply in Egypt. Threatened by their growing numbers, Pharaoh enslaves them and orders the Hebrew midwives, Shifrah and Puah, to kill all male babies at birth. When they do not comply, … Read More

Vayehi

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot, Uncategorized

Jacob lives the final 17 years of his life in Egypt. Before his passing, he asks Joseph to take an oath that he will bury him in the Holy Land. He blesses Joseph’s two sons, … Read More

Vayigash

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Vayigash in a Nutshell Genesis 44:18–47:27 Judah approaches Joseph to plead for the release of Benjamin, offering himself as a slave to the Egyptian ruler in Benjamin’s stead. Upon witnessing his brothers’ loyalty to one … Read More

Miketz

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Joseph’s imprisonment finally ends when Pharaoh dreams of seven fat cows that are swallowed up by seven lean cows, and of seven fat ears of grain swallowed by seven lean ears. Joseph interprets the dreams … Read More

Vayeishev

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot, Uncategorized

Jacob settles in Hebron with his twelve sons. His favorite is seventeen-year-old Joseph, whose brothers are jealous of the preferential treatment he receives from his father, such as a precious many-colored coat that Jacob makes … Read More

Vayishlah

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Jacob returns to the Holy Land after a 20-year stay in Charan, and sends angel-emissaries to Esau in hope of a reconciliation, but his messengers report that his brother is on the warpath with 400 … Read More