Divrei Torah 

Parshas Vayechi 5776

Unity in Redemption Parshas Vayechi December 26, 2015 – י”ד טבת תשע”ו Yaacov, nearing the end of his life, summons his sons to his deathbed and prepares to bless them and tell them of the future of the Jewish people. The pasuk (Bereishit 49:1) reports that Yaacov told his sons to gather (האספו) and then in the very next pasuk (Bereishit 49:2), he told them to gather (הקבצו) again. An obvious question arises: why does Yaacov tell his sons, his legacy, to gather around him twice? Furthermore, the pasuk tells…

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