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Shabbat: Genesis 37:1-40:23



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Genesis 44

​​18 Then Judah approached him and said, “I beg your pardon, my lord. Please let your servant say a word in my lord’s ears, and don’t be angry with your servant, since you are like Pharaoh.

19 My lord asked his servants saying, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’

20 So we said to my lord, ‘We have a father who is old, a child born to him of his old age is young. Now his brother is dead, so he is the only one of his mother’s children left, and his father loves him.’

21 Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me so that I can look at him.’

22 But we said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father. If he were to leave his father, he would die.’

23 Then you said to your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you won’t see my face again.’

24 “Now when we went up to your servant, my father, we told him my lord’s words.

25 Then our father said, ‘Go back, buy us a little grain for food.’

26 So we said, ‘We won’t go down unless we have our youngest brother with us—then we’ll go down. For we won’t see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’

27“Then your servant my father said to us, ‘You yourselves know that my wife bore me two sons.

28 One went out from me, so I said, “He must have been torn to shreds,” and I haven’t seen him since.

29 And if you also take this one away from before me and an accident happens to him, then you’ll bring my grey hair down to the evil of Sheol.’

30 “Now if I come to your servant my father and the boy isn’t with us, since his life is bound to his life,

31 when he sees that the boy is no more, he’ll die. Then your servants will bring the grey hair of your servant our father down to Sheol in grief.

32 For your servant became pledge for the boy with my father saying, ‘If I don’t bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before my father all my days.’

33 So now, please let your servant remain as my lord’s slave in the boy’s place, and let the boy go up with his brothers.

34 For how can I go up to my father and the boy is not with me? Else I must see the evil that would come upon my father!”


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Ezekiel 37

​15 The word of Adonai came to me saying:

16 “You, son of man, take one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah’—for Bnei-Yisrael joined with him. Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph’—the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel joined with him.

17 Join them one to another for yourself, as one stick, so they may become one in your hand.

18 “When the children of your people speak to you saying, ‘Won’t you tell us what you mean by these?’

19 say to them, thus says Adonai Elohim: ‘Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph—which is in the hand of Ephraim and the tribes of Israel joined with him—and I will put them together with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick. They will be one in My hand.’

20 The sticks that you write on will be in your hand before their eyes.

21 “Then say to them, thus says Adonai Elohim: ‘Behold, I will take Bnei-Yisrael from among the nations, where they have gone. I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land.

22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and one king will be king to them all. They will no longer be two nations and never again be divided into two kingdoms.

23 They will never again be defiled with their idols, their detestable things or with any of their transgressions. I will save them out of all their dwellings in which they sinned. I will purify them. Then they will be My people and I will be their God.

24 My servant David will be king over them. They will all have One Shepherd. They will walk in My ordinances and observe My rulings and do them.

25 They will live in the land that I gave to My servant Jacob, where your ancestors lived. They will live there—they, their children and their children’s children, forever, and My servant David will be their prince forever.

26 I will cut a covenant of shalom with them—it will be an everlasting covenant with them. I will give to them and multiply them. I will set up My Sanctuary among them forever.

27 My dwelling-place will be over them. I will be their God and they will be My people.

28 Then the nations will know that I am Adonai who sanctifies Israel, when My Sanctuary is in their midst forever.’”

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ezekiel 37:15-28