Torah Pearls – Season 2 – Vayechi

Joseph was 17 years old when sold into slavery and Jacob lived 17 years in Egypt with Joseph, is there a significance to the number 17? What is the meaning of the name El Shaddai? Why was Ephraim blessed as the first born? What is the meaning of the phrase “until Shiloh comes”? Why didn’t Jacob want to be buried in Egypt and yet Joseph was?

About The Author
- Rabbi Tovia Singer is well known as the Founder and Director of Outreach Judaism, an international organization dedicated to countering the efforts of fundamentalist Christian groups and cults who specifically target Jews for conversion. As a world renowned public speaker, Rabbi Singer addresses more than 100 audiences a year. Through his stimulating and provocative appearances, Rabbi Singer has been an inspiration to thousands. Lecturing on college campuses and synagogues throughout the country has become an integral part of his work. He is the author of the book Let’s Get Biblical: Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah?”, and is a frequent guest on Television and radio shows.

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