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December 13, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Parashat Vayehi (ויחי) — To Lie With Our Ancestors

2013/5774 (Triennial I) -- To Lie With Our Ancestors  In this week's Torah portion, Jacob is on his death bed and says he's about to "lie with my ancestors" (shakhavti im avotai). What is the meaning of this phrase in regards to biblical attitudes towards death? Can we also learn something from this text on the role that biblical ancestors play in biblical worship and on the biblical understanding of the afterlife? Lastly, how will this learning help us understanding the meaning of death in our lives?

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