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Vayechi 5772 - Crossed Hands and the Essence of a Nation

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Jan 4, 2012
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Venue: Yad Binyamin, Israel Yad Binyamin, Israel

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Yaakov's crossed hands always bothered me. We all know the story, but why he blessed his grandsons in this unusual manner is far from clear. With an eye towards Rashi and the Midrash, we find that Yaakov wished to convey a clear and critical message to his children and future descendants.

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    Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Marcelle Agus and family in memory of Dr. Robert M. Appel (Reuven Ben Moshe), z"l, whose yahrtzeit is on the 17th of Kislev and byDr. Alexander & Meryl Weingarten in memory of Dr. Alvin M. Lashinsky, Avraham Moshe ben Meir Hakohen, on the occasion of his yahrzeit on the 19th of Kislev and in honor of their children, Mark, Michael, Julie, Marnie and Michelle and by the Cohen, Kraut and Silver families in memory of Elaine Bienenfeld Silver z”l and by Solomon Monderer for a refuah shleimah for Leora bat Rifka and for a refuah shleimah for Yehuda Baruch Noam ben Tova Batya betoch shar cholei Yisrael