Vayeshev  “And He Dwelt”

The ninth reading from the book of Genesis is named Vayeshev which means “and he dwelt.”

The title comes from the first verse of the reading which says, “Now Jacob [dwelt] in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan” (Genesis 37:1). Despite the portion’s name and first verse, the story is actually about Jacob’s son Joseph and how he was removed from the land of Canaan and dwelt in Egypt.

The narrative follows Joseph from Canaan to Egypt to prison. In addition, this reading contains the story of Judah and Tamar.

Genesis 37:1-40:23

Zechariah 2:10-4:7

Matthew 1:18-25

Taken from FFOZ Unrolling the Scroll

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