Saturday, Sep. 19, 2009; 1 Tishrei 5770
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Kol Nidrei 5770/2009: "Hidden Treasures"
Rabbi Menachem Creditor
dedicated in love to the Netivot Shalom Community
I'm going to give a quick synopsis of today's portion with a few comments and then I'll go in detail into one particular section.
In honor of his Bar Mitzvah and Sixty-First Birthday
[When that anonymous person said 'the longest journey begins with but a single step,' he was only telling the half of it.] The human experience is full of beginnings and endings, and most cultures have developed rituals for these events. Jewish tradition is no exception.
This week's parasha, Vayechi is the last parasha of Bereshit. It records the death of Jacob. Before Jacob dies, he blesses Ephraim and Menasseh and then all 12 of his sons.