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Weekly Newsletter Volume 4, Issue 12

December 30, 2023; 18 Teiveis, 5784 Sponsored anonymously L’Ilui Nishmas Sara Eidel Bas Mordechai


And he (Yaakov) said, ‘Swear to me.’  And he (Yoseph) swore to him.  Then Yisrael (Yaakov) bowed at the head of the bed.” (Bereishis 47:31)  This verse discusses Yaakov Avinu’s desire to be buried in the land of Israel and his insistence that Yoseph swear to bury him there. 

It is interesting to note that in the prior verse, Yoseph had already given his father his word that he would bury him in Israel.  Why did Yaakov insist that Yoseph swear to it? ...


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