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Can You Repeat That? (Mikketz)

Preview: How Yehudah’s speech to Yaakov echoes Yaakov’s earlier speech to Lavan – plus, other patterns of repetition in this monumental address.

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The Seven Year Plan (Re’eh)

Preview: Why does the Torah, in this week’s parshah, legislate the seven-year agricultural cycle known as “shemittah?” Might it have anything to do with an earlier such cycle: the seven years of plenty, followed by seven years of famine, over which Yosef presided as viceroy of Egypt?

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The Gift of Life (Mikketz)

Preview: Rikvah: “If my son marries those women I might as well die.” Rachel: “If you do not give me children I will die.” Yaakov: “If one of us stole your gods, that person shall die.” Reuven: “If I do not return with Benjamin, you can kill my sons.” The brothers: “If one of us stole your goblet, he shall be killed.” Notice a trend?

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