Archive for the ‘Jacob’ Category

Va-y’chi
December 30, 2009

Now Jacob blesses
Ephraim and Manasseh
But his hands are crossed

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Again, the second
Instead of the first born son
Is the favored one

Vayigash
December 24, 2009

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Judah pleads his case
Tells Joseph of Jacob’s pain
Brothers reunite

Vayishlach
December 2, 2009

Jacob fears Esau
Who comes with four hundred men
Ready for battle?

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That’s not Esau’s plan
The reunion is peaceful
As brothers embrace

Vayeitzei
November 25, 2009

Seven years of work
Jacob thinks he’ll wed Rachel
That was Laban’s vow

But Laban tricked him
Gave Jacob the older girl
Leah, not Rachel

Then, seven more years
Before Jake would have Rachel
It didn’t seem fair

Jealousy ensues
About Jacob, his twelve sons
And even mandrakes


Toldot
November 17, 2009

Isaac falls victim
To Jacob and Rebecca’s
Blessing stealing trick

But was Isaac fooled?
He said “the voice is Jacob’s”
Did he really know?