Commandment Keepers Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation    

Beth Ha-Tefilah Headquarters Synagogue

Rabbi Zechariah HaLewi ibn Abraham A"H Track 8 Yimloch Adonai  (Ahavas Sholom)

Track 8
(Unknown album (11/1/2016 3:29:05 PM))

YHWH has not only granted us another year,

but another Parashat as well. 

"The Great Order of the World"

Creation Narrative

Genesis (Bereshit) 1:1
Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz.

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. 

  God created the universe out of nothing (creatio ex nihilo)

Bereshit a book of beginnings:

the beginning of the world;

the beginning of the human culture;

the beginning of the Children of Israel 

whose story occupies most of 

Bereshit and will dominate the rest of the Torah.

                                    And [Judah] Approached [Joseph] Genesis 44:18−47:27

Judah now approached him and said, "By your leave, my lord, please give your servant a hearing, and do not let your anger flare up at your servant - for you are like Pharaoh". - Genesis 48:18

Parashat Vayigash / פרשת ויגש

Torah Portion: Genesis "Bereshit" 44:18 - 47:27  

Parashat Vayigash   ‬ — Hebrew for "and he drew near" or "then he drew near"  Summary:

  • Judah pleads with Joseph to free Benjamin and offers himself as a replacement. (44:18-34)

  • Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and forgives them for selling him into slavery. (45:1-15)

  • Although the famine still rages, Pharaoh invites Joseph's family to "live off the fat of the land." (45:16-24)

  • Jacob learns that Joseph is still alive and, with God's blessing, goes to Egypt. (45:25-46:33)

  • Pharaoh permits Joseph's family to settle in Goshen. Pharaoh then meets with Jacob. (47:1-12)

  • With the famine increasing, Joseph designs a plan for the Egyptians to trade their livestock and land for food. The Israelites thrive in Egypt. (47:13-27)


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A Great Season of Return

Our Centennial Celebration

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What does it mean to be a Chosen People?

A 501(c)(3) religious non-profit synagogue with deep historical legacy, we consider ourselves as descendants of the Promised Land’s Israelites. Practicing a rich culture of Hebrew synagogue customs, we always greet each other with “Shalom,” we are Kosher, observe Israelite holy days and laws, speak Hebrew, and wear traditional prayer shawls during our prayer services.

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