September 19, 2019

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Vayechi with Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi

Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi is the rabbi of Congregation Chevra Thilim, the oldest Orthodox synagogue in San Francisco. He comes from a Hasidic family of rabbis that goes back many generations. Growing up in Brooklyn, he studied Kabbalah and Hasidic thought. He is one of the foremost experts on the Kabbalah on the West Coast and is a frequent lecturer.

This week’s Torah portion- Parashat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)- is the final parsha of the book of Genesis. The parsha describes the final days of Jacob, the blessing given to his sons, Jacob’s death and burial, and the death of Joseph. Our discussion focuses on the centrality of the Land of Israel, and how come Jacob still had his best days in Egypt.

 

 

Previous Torah Talks on Veyechi

Rabbi Denise Eger

Rabbi Josh Yuter

Rabbi Joanne Heiligman

Rabbi Chaim Strauchler