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VaYechee "Jacob Lived" Genesis 47:28-50:26    
Published 22nd Day 10th Month 5772    
  • 47:28 Ya'akov lived seventeen years in the land of Egypt.
    The years of Ya'akov's life were one hundred and forty seven
    years
The Torah portions are a continuum from the previous weeks readings. Yosef  was under the care of Ya'akov his
father in Canaan for seventeen years. Now for seventeen years Ya'akov was living under Yosef who was Viceroy of
Egypt. Jacob clearly suffered because of their separation and also because of the divisions and lack of faith within
his other sons. The Torah states what a glorious seventeen years Ya'akov had to finish his life of struggle and
hardship. The tribal blessings by Ya'akov now follow. He was nearing death and his desire was to be buried at the
tomb of his patriarchs. Ya'akov specifically asks not to be buried in Egypt. Jacob asks Joseph most keenly to grant
him this wish

  • 47:29 The days approached for Israel to die. He summoned his son Joseph and said to him, "if I have
    found favour now in your eyes, place your hand now under my thigh, and grant me a good truth: do not bury
    me now in Egypt

Jacob buried Rachel on the road to Bethlehem (Gen 35:19), in Makhpeilah. Did Joseph question or wonder why
she was buried there instead of Hebron. Does Jacob have insight or was distance simply the matter at hand

  • 48:7 As for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died to me in the land of Canaan on the way while there
    was still a distance of land to come to Efrat. I buried her there on the way to Efrat, which is Bethlehem

In presenting his sons to Jacob for a blessing, Joseph, the Viceroy of Egypt is bowing down (48:12) to HaShem
and the Patriarch of the Abrahamic covenant. Jacob appears to indicate a distance from Joseph's life over the
years, and is reflected in his next statement. Jacob seems to question the validity of the two boys born of an
Egyptian mother

  • 48:8 And Yisra'el (Jacob) beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

Jacob makes a statement of crossing over his hands to bless the younger Ephraim first (48:14). The
anthropomorphic right hand of HaShem is equated to his full power and great glory

  • 48:14: Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it upon the head of Ephraim, although he was the
    younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh

Joseph corrected his father by changing hands on the boys, but Jacob was quite sure he was doing it the way
required. No mistake in other words (48:18). The responsibilities of the covenant were with Joseph as the trusted
son in HaShem. Even after all those years in Egypt he was still a Hebrew. Jacob is a Patriarch of Israel and as
such a Torah Scholar and non combatant. His sword and bow was his faith and trust, he upheld the Torah. Jacob
wrestled with his evil twin brother Esau. Jacob's sons likewise gave him much trouble and he also wrestled with
them, particularly concerning Joseph. It was difficult for him but he had much to thank Egypt for in allowing
HaShem the opportunity to keep his house alive. His sons likewise followed him in HaShem. The closing verse to
chapter 48 regarding Hebrew symbology in understanding the biblical text, is quite awesome

  • 48:22 I have given you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hands of the Amorites
    with my sword and bow
In blessing all of the tribes we again see the relevance of honesty with our own house. Ya'akov
points out their short and long comings. Each son as tribal leader was judged by the part they
played with Yosef's treatment and Ya'akov gave each one according to his deeds. In fact it is but the
grace of HaShem that they are still blessed and given the chance to repent after their evil
behaviour. None of the brothers did the right thing by Yosef but Y'hudah, from whence the messiah
will come, and who stayed the hands of his brothers against killing Yosef, will constantly grow to
become the Lion of Judah and fight the wicked. A King will rise from the tribe of Y'hudah who will be
the messiah, and will keep the written Torah in a renewed world. The evil inclination will not be
garments in the commandments of G-d and Torah

  • 49:8 Yehuda thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be on the neck of thy
    enemies; thy fathers children shall bow down before thee. Yehuda is a lions whelp: from thy
    prey, my son, thy art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as a lioness;
    who shall rouse him up? The staff shall not depart from Yehuda, nor the sceptre from
    between his feet, until Shiloh (Messiah) come, and the obedience of the people be his.
    Binding his foal to the vine, and his ass's colt to the choice vine; he washes his garments in
    wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes; his eyes are red with wine, and his teeth white
    with milk

The awesome Joseph, a testimony to Torah observance and asking HaShem that the Shekhinah
be upon him, was un blinking in his faith through the most hideous personal periods of time

  • 49:22 My son who will be numerous is Joseph; my son who will be blessed like a vine that
    is planted by a spring of water. Two tribes will come forth from his sons; they will receive a
    portion and an inheritance 23 They were embittered with him and took vengeance upon him
    24 His prophecy was fulfilled regarding them because he observed the Torah in secret, and
    placed his trust in the divine power. Therefore gold was cast on his arms; he took
    possession of the kingdom and became mighty

The western fallen (Rev 17 & 18) Christian Churches which are controlled by Rome and Zionism
and largely freemasonry are not calling upon the Shekhinah or Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). The
Jesuit priests or soldiers of Satan and Lucifer, have gained control and control the western
powers. Hence why paedophiles, drug dealers, liars are being promoted and protected by Police
and marines and any agent  engaged with Rome's evil machine of cult worship. Again it will be by
the faith and grace of HaShem and Yeshua how each will be judged. They are Roman and against
the Torah by non observance of the lunar fixed times and therefore are neither therefore practising
the ordinances of morality to our fellow man, or dietary laws

Forgiveness is a crucial element in the perfection of ourselves through Torah observance.
HaShem is quick to forgive and Josephs brothers are still worried after Jacob's death. Joseph
forgave them, but it was the brothers who asked for forgiveness. Clearly repentance comes with a
display that a person is remorseful over their actions and only keeping the Torah can demonstrate
this action. Their repentance is both to Joseph and to HaShem. If we offend HaShem then we seek
him. If we offend a brother or sister we seek them

  •  50:17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren,
    and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the
    servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him 18 And his
    brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants
    19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, ye
    thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to
    save much people alive

The great Patriarchs went through much. It was not a privileged silver spoon existence. The threat
of murder and torture has been with them forever and a day. The seemingly lack of morality and
ethics among themselves at times was just absent to say the least. HaShem did have positioned,
leaders such as Joseph and Jacob who were resolute before HaShem and this was a critical
element in even giving those with weaker constitutions the ability to eventually be given the
opportunity to repent once their hearts were open to such a state. Both Jacob and Joseph died in
this Torah portion. Jacob's wish was granted and was buried in Hebron. It is most touching that the
Egyptians became protective of Joseph and wanted him buried where he showed HaShem's
greatness

  • 50:26 Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old. They embalmed him and he was
    placed in a coffin in Egypt

This episode in the Torah illustrates Ya'akov after many years of hardship, now in a position where
his sons are showing the signs of the requirements of the tribes that will illuminate the world with
Torah. It took the Torah scholar and the persecutions that befell him to refine them somewhat.
Yosef in his elevated status tested them at the behest of HaShem because of their fallen state and
also for his own and that of others that they had shown repentance for their acts and that their
actions were proof of that. HaShem's deity over all things in the universe will cause him to descend
to a situation if it requires such attention. Obviously HaShem will use his control over nature to
achieve his ends and not manifest himself as a human or be only in one place at a time. Ya'akov
blessed each tribe according to its own characterisations and attributes. Those attribute were
becoming set and blessed at the point of many years of heartache and tribulation that eventually
brought to the proximity of Torah. Y'hudah repented and became the tribe of the Davidic Royalty
where the messiah of Torah will rise from. All things are possible if haShem sees true and sincere
repentance. Their shortcomings and good points are highlighted and also a prophecy concerning
their future. Ya'akov knew to bless Yosef's youngest son first such was the Shekhinah now with
him  


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Chananya Ben Tradyon,
one of the "Ten
Martyrs"  was Romans
teaching the outlawed
Torah. They then
wrapped him in a Torah
scroll, piled bundles of
twigs around him, and
before setting him afire
they placed damp
woolen cloths on him to
prolong the agony of
being burned to death.
As the flames engulfed
him, his disciples asked
him, "Master, what do
you see?" Rabbi
Chananya replied: "I see
a scroll burning, but the
letters flying up to
Heaven."
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