Weekly Torah Portion

Complete Parashath Wayishlah (With Dramatic Audio Reading)

Torah Portion Wayishlah/ vayishlach. Read the entire Torah portion and listen to the dramatic audio reading with West African Jews of the Diaspora

  Parashath Wayishlah Bereshith/Genesis 32:4-36:43 CHAPTER 33 CHAPTER 34 CHAPTER 35 CHAPTER 36  

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Watch Genesis Movie: Ya’akov and Esau With African Actors

Watch the movie Genesis or La Genese' with African actors from Mali at WestAfricanJews.com: Returning Jews of the African Diaspora to Torah observance and Halakhic Judaism.

Watch African actors from Mali play Ya’akov, Esa’u, Hamar, Dina and the Canaanites in Genesis the Movie Mark Deming summarizes the film: The Bible’s Book of Genesis is given a new spin by director Cheik Oumar Sissoko in his film La Genèse/Genesis, which recasts a …

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African Actors From Mali Play Jacob, Esau, Dina and the Canaanites

Jacob and Esau movie Genesis or La Genese' tells the story of Jacob, whose name was later changed to Israel and his family as well as the account of his truce with his brother Esau from whom he has stolen the birthright blessing of their father Isaac. Malian actors play the Israelites and Canaanites among them.

Have you ever watched any of the Hollywood produced films about events in the Torah or Tanakh and just felt uncomfortable seeing obviously non-European people portrayed as and by Europeans or even Turks? If so, you have probably wished that there were movies about events …

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Complete Parashath Wai-yese’

Wai-yese' Parashat or weekly Torah portion. Jacob, Lavan, Rachel and Lea are the players in this story of love, manipulation, deception and servitude. Children are born to Jacob, his wife Lea, their maidens while Rachel struggles with childlessness.

Bereshith/Genesis 28:10-32:3 CHAPTER 29 CHAPTER 30 CHAPTER 31 CHAPTER 32  Continue to Waiyese’ Haftorah

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Wai-yese’ Haftorah Reading

Haftorah Reading: The prophet Hosea on West African Jews of the Diaspora

Wai-yese’ Haftorah: Hosea 12:13-14:10 CHAPTER 12 CHAPTER 13 CHAPTER 14 Complete Reading of Parashath Wai-yese’ *Complete Jewish Bible English translation is used for this Haftorah portion.

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Toledot Haftorah Reading

Malachi the Israelite Prophet is this week's Haftorah for Parashat Toledot- West African Jews of the Diaspora

Toledot Haftorah: Malachi 1:1-2:7 CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 Read the Complete Parashat Toledot

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Listen to Dramatic Audio Reading of Toledot

This audio reading of Parashat Toledot comes from the NIV (New International Version) of the Bible by the “Inspired By” group. Performances are from a wide circle of talented actors and public figures of African ancestry. Enjoy listening to the Parashat with your children as …

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Complete Torah Reading of Toledot

Parashat Toledot Bereshith/Genesis 25:19-28:9 Chapter 25   CHAPTER 26 CHAPTER 27 CHAPTER 28

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Lessons on Faith in Weekly Parashah: Lekh L’kha

Rabbi Yehudah BenLewi of West African Jews of the Diaspora teaches on the lesson of faith in the weekly Parashah: :Lekh L'kha

Let us exercise Abraham Avinu’s example of faith in our lives Lekh L’kha, literally means ‘go for or to yourself’. In this parashah (Torah reading), we address the name of the reading ‘go for yourself’ in the context of achieving faith by pondering and researching. Blind faith is …

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Moreh Mordekai Gordan: Thoughts on Parasha Bereshith

Moreh Mordekai Gordan shares his thoughts on the weekly Torah portion (parasha) with West African Jews of the Diaspora

“Think about it, your prayers, my prayers on a daily basis help keep things in balance.” Moreh Mordekai was gracious enough to share his thoughts with us on parasha Bereshith and the unity of the people Israel. Read some of the excerpts from the video …

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