This week’s parsha, the final one in the book of Genesis, is called Vayehi, or, And He Shall Live. In this portion, Jacob dies and leaves blessings for his children, the tribes of Israel. This teaches us that in the Torah, even death is a part of life, that those...
This sunrise, experienced this morning in Benjamin’s biblical allotment in the land of Israel, is a beautiful connection to this week’s parsha. Benjamin is the connection of Joseph back to his brothers, the family reuniting and the ended hunger of the tribe of Israel. Shabbat Shalom!
כִּֽי־קָר֥וֹב אֵלֶ֛יךָ הַדָּבָ֖ר מְאֹ֑ד בְּפִ֥יךָ וּבִֽלְבָבְךָ֖ לַעֲשֹׂתֽוֹ׃ The thing is very close to you, in your mouth and in your heart, to observe it. May we all feel a feeling of return, a feeling of recreation, in this final Shabbat of the year. Shabbat shalom!
Beautiful Shabbat message from our very own Talia Jacobson. https://chicagojewishfunerals.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/VIDEO-2020-07-03-09-04-07.mp4
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Here is a little video from our very own Talia and Gabriel on their way to Israel. We wish them a Tzeitchem L'Shalom on their journey home.
A new week, a new book, a new journey. Shabbat Shalom!
In this week's Torah portion Vayechi, Jacob asks Joseph to take an oath that he will bury him in the Holy Land. Upon his passing, a large funeral procession consisting of Jacob’s descendants, Pharaoh’s ministers, the leading citizens of Egypt and the Egyptian cavalry accompanies Jacob on his final journey...
This week we are reintroduced to creation, the beginning of our story. Maybe restarting the cycle of Torah will bring us all back to our roots. Shabbat Shalom!
May 5780 be a year of comfort and healing. From everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals.