Friday Night's Sermon (1/10/2020): "Vayechi: And he lived and how so shall we"
This week’s Torah portion is “Vayechi”—“And he lived”. As we come to the end of the book of Genesis, the beginning, Jacob is blessing his sons before he dies. He also adopts Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, as his sons as well. It is interesting that the Torah invests if not a whole portion at least a couple of chapters to talk about sons whose tribes have been lost to antiquity. Since presumably the Torah was put together by sages many years after the ten tribes of th