Rabbi Marcus – Vayechi

The sedra of Vayechi, meaning ‘and he lived’ refers to Jacob living out his last 70 years in peace and prosperity in Egypt with all his family around him.  We read of the origin of the blessing of the children that many people say on a Friday night before reciting kiddush, laying a hand on the heads of their children, just as Jacob did to Joseph’s children Ephraim and Menasheh.

Comment on this article

Latest from the blog

N’shei Chayil Shabbat Chanukah – 4th December

Join us for an uplifting festive Shabbat Chanukah and N’shei Chayil service led by Chazan Steven Leas with the Central Synagogue Choir. Followed by a special lunch to…

Read more from the blog