There are those who can live without really breathing. Just as there are those who can breathe without really living.
Jacob’s final seventeen years are spent in Egypt. He binds an oath with his children to bury him in the Holy Land. Jacob blesses Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim and Menasheh. Jacob nearly reveals the end of days. Nearly but not quite. In his final moments, Jacob blesses each one of the twelve tribes, inspiring them (and their progeny) to fulfill their unique missions and potentials in serving their Creator. A massive procession, including Jacob’s family and the who’s-who of Egypt, accompany Jacob to burial near his wife and parents in the Double Cave in Hebron. Joseph passes away at 110. He too commands that his bones be taken out of Egypt and buried in the Holy Land. This would happen with the exodus. Joseph reminds the people that G-d will take them out of Egypt, to the land that was promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Beyond the New Year
The book of Genesis ends as the year ends. But our book just begins. What will your story be? It’s up to you.
Which Personality Type Describes You Best?
May we discover our path and live up to it. May it help us reach the time at the end of days when we will gain clarity as to who belongs to what tribe.Read More
Twelve Tribes; Twelve Paths: Which Personality Are You?
Let’s go back to the original book of all books – the Bible to discover which personality we best reflect. What better way to understand ourselves than based off the tried and true wisdom of the Torah?Read More
End of Book One – Jacob Never Dies
Jacob and Joseph always remind us that we can overcome any challenge. When we hold onto our faith in G-d and His promises, then we will always prevail.Read More
Can We Beat Death?
The true secret of beating death lays in rethinking our definition of life and death. Everything dies. But when we look at life through an immortal lens, then we can find the key to living forever.Read More
Do You Have Healthy Boundaries?
Discover the infinite power of the finite and understand why healthy structure in relationships, is the key to experiencing transcendence of all structure.Read More
Life, Death and Reality
Discover a new perspective on death from the scope of spiritual reality. Learn how Torah operates within the confines of nature but is not limited by it.
Rights of Steppage
This parable of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson teaches us that everything we do and every step we take has the potential to be infused with spirituality.Read More
Life After Life
The story of how Jacob lived, which is an eternal lesson regarding the true meaning of life.Read More
We learn from Reuven and Judah the true definition of leadership. From Jacob we learn how to truly participate in the perfection of creation.Read More