Devash: Parashat Vayeitzei


Now there's even more Torah to learn and explore!

Open the Parashat Vayeitzei (year 1) magazine to explore: What does it mean that Leah's eyes were "rakkot"? What prayer do you say on a journey? And what are the different kinds of line breaks in a Torah scroll?

Open the Parashat Vayeitzei (year 2) magazine to explore: What is the symbolism of Yaakov's dream with the angels and the ladder? Why were Yaakov's children given their names...and what do our own names mean? What does it mean that we talk about deception as "genivat da'at," stealing someone's mind? And, are some places holier than others?

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Devash is a weekly parashah magazine that makes learning Torah sweet. By engaging directly with texts and taking kids seriously as Jews, Devash helps children and grownups discover new ideas, values, and sweet morsels in the weekly Torah portion. Devash is designed for kids aged 7+ to read independently, or together with families and teachers.



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