This week’s Torah reading has a little bit of everything: we’ve got floods and families, animals and rainbows, we’ve got towers and destruction. Enjoy one of the most exciting Parshot.
God makes a rainbow as a sign that there will be no more floods that destroy earth. Help Noah and his ark find the rainbow! Click the PDF icon below to download a printer-friendly version.
Yitzchak marries Rivka and together they begin a family with twins — Esav and Yaakov. One brother spends his time out in the field and the other sitting in his tent. A plan is hatched by Rivka to make sure Yaakov receives his father’s first blessing though he is the younger child.
This week Yosef takes center stage. He begins as a young boy in Canaan sharing his dreams with his brothers. He is sold into slavery and ends up in Egypt. He is thrown into prison and meets a baker and a cupbearer who have dreams who need to be interpreted.
This week’s Parsha sees Yosef rise to power. From a prisoner in Egypt to the second in command, Yosef’s skill as a interpreter of dreams helps him impress Pharoah. When a famine does hit the land, Egypt is prepared. Yosef recognizes his brothers as they come from Canaan to ask for food, but he isn’t ready for a family reunion yet.
When Yaakov hears that Yosef is alive, he brings his entire family – children and grandchildren – down to Egypt to reunite with Yosef and wait out the famine. As shepherds, they require land for the cattle. Pharoah grants them the land and Jacob and his family settle there.