Parsha Yomi Tweets – Sefer Bereshit
1: In beginning God created heavens & earth. Light; separate waters; land; sun/moon; birds/fish; animals, man; rest.
2: Man in Garden of Eden, 4 rivers, God: don’t eat from Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil, will die. Man named animals.
3: God makes Woman from Man’s rib. Snake convinces Woman to eat forbidden fruit, Woman gives to Man, all cursed.
4: Man exiled from Garden; knew Eve, had Cain, Abel. Cain kills Abel. God curses Cain, goes east of Eden, has kids.
5: Lemech’s 2 wives: Ada had Yaval, 1st shepherds; Yuval, 1st musicians. Zila had TuvalCain, blacksmith; sis Naama.
6: Descendants/ages: Adam 930; Seth 912; Enosh 905; Kenan 910; Mahalalel 895; Yered 962; Hanoch 365, walked w/God.
7: Metusela 969; Lameh 777; Noah has Shem,Ham,Yafet. Lives won’t be long. Nefilim. Man’s evil great. God regrets man.
1: God to Noah: I’m destroying man ‘cuz of his sins. Build ark, gather family, 2 of each animal. Ark 300 x 50 x 30 cubits.
2: Pure animals, 7; impure, 2. Noah 600yrs old, flood starts. Month 2, Day 17. Rain 40 days/nights. Creatures came 2 by 2.
3: Floodwaters raised ark. Water covered all tall mountains. All creatures perished. Only Noah & those in ark survived.
4: God to Noah: Exit ark, multiply. Won’t curse earth again ‘cuz of man. Man can eat meat, but not blood. Don’t murder.
5: God to Noah: Covenant with you, descendants & all creatures on earth. I’ll never flood world again. Rainbow my sign.
6: Noah plants vineyard, gets drunk; Ham sees him naked, Shem & Yafet cover; Noah curses Ham’s son. List world’s nations.
7: Tower of Babel. Generations, years from Shem until Abram. Abram marries Sarai. Sarai barren. Leave Ur, settle in Haran.
1: God to Abram: Leave your land, birthplace, dad’s house to land I’ll show you. Will make great nation, bless you.
2: Pharaoh takes Sarai, Abram benefits, God plagues Pharaoh & house, Pharaoh confronts Abram, sends them away.
3: Abram & Lot herdsmen quarrel. Lot goes to Jordan plain by Sodom (evil people). God promises Abram land & kids.
4: Battle of 4 vs 5 kings. 4 kings win, take captives including Lot. Abram fights, wins, returns captives, blessed.
5: God: Fear not, Abram; your reward is great. Abram: I have no kids. God: Look at stars, you’ll have as many kids.
6: God to Abram: kids’ll be slaves in other land, then return to Canaan. Ishmael born. God changes Abram to Abraham.
7: Brit Mila; If don’t do it, out of nation. Sarai to be Sarah. Will have son, named Itzhak. Abraham & men did Brit.
1: Abraham gets 3 visitors, prepares feast, they say Sarah will have son, she laughs, God asks Abraham why she laughs.
2: Guests depart to Sodom, Abraham escorts out. God reveals will destroy Sodom, Abraham bargains to save ’em, ends @ 10.
3: Angels @ Sodom, Lot hosts ’em, city threatens ’em, angels blind ’em, grab Lot, wife, 2 girls: exit, don’t look back.
4: Sodom destroyed. Lot’s wife looks back, turns to salt; girls get him drunk, have sons from him. Avimeleh. Isaac born.
5: Abraham 100 when Isaac born. Big party when weaned. Sarah has Abraham exile Hagar & son. Got lost, angel saves them.
6: Avimeleh & Fihol treaty w/ Abraham. Abraham claims well that dug, set aside 7 lambs, swears. Place called Ber Sheva.
7: God to Abraham: sacrifice Isaac. Travels 3 days, binds Isaac, angel stops him, passed test, blessed. Rebecca born.
1: Sara dies @ 127yrs in Hebron. Abraham eulogizes, cries; buys Mahpela cave+field from Efron for 400 silver shekel.
2: Abraham got field & cave, buried Sarah. Abraham orders servant to get wife for Isaac from hometown. Servant vows.
3: Servant goes to AramNaharaim, prays for girl, condition that waters camels, Rebeca does it. Servant kneels to God.
4: Rebeca’s bro, Lavan, greets servant, brings home, servant tells mission, Lavan & Betuel agree from God & marriage.
5: Bro & mom try to delay, servant insists, Rebeca wants to go w/ him, go, see Isaac after his prayer, veil, marry.
6: Abraham marries Ketura, kids: Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Yishbak, Shuah. Sent east w/gifts. Abraham dies 175.
7: Ishmael 137yrs, 12 princes: Nevayot, Kedar, Adbe’el, Mivsam, Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hada, Tema, Yetur, Nafish, Kedma.
1: Rebeca conceives, prophecy 2 nations, Esau sells 1stbornship to Jacob. Famine, God to Isaac: don’t leave land, bless.
2: Isaac goes to Grar. Men ask about wife, says sister, fears will kill him for her. Avimeleh discovers, warns locals.
3: Isaac becomes very wealthy. Avimeleh sends him away. Re-digs dad’s wells. Fight over wells. 3rd well, don’t fight.
4: Isaac goes to BerSheva. God blesses will have much progeny. Builds altar. Avimeleh, Pihol seek peace treaty w/ Isaac.
5: Isaac old, blind, tells Esau to get food so can bless him. Rebeca tells Jacob to get the blessing. Disguises as Esau.
6: Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau vows murder. Rebeca tells Jacob to leave. Isaac orders Jacob to marry Lavan’s daughter.
7: Esau saw Isaac blessed Jacob, sent away, told not to marry Canaanite girl. Esau marries Mahalat, Ishmael’s daughter.
1: Jacob leaves BerSheva to Haran. Slept, dream, ladder, angels up & down, God: I’ll give you land, kids. Jacob’s vow.
2: Well, 3 flocks waiting, Rachel comes w/ sheep, Jacob takes rock off well, waters Rachel’s flock, kisses her, cries.
3: Jacob works 7yrs for Rachel. Dad switches her/Leah, asks +7yrs for Rachel, Jacob agrees. 4 born to Leah, 4 to maids.
4: Ruben finds Lea a flower, Rachel takes & offers Lea night w/ Jacob, Lea has +2 boys, 1 girl. Rachel has son, Josef.
5: Jacob asks to leave Lavan. Discuss wages. Deal w/ future ringed, spotted & speckled flock. God tells Jacob, go home.
6: Jacob runs w/ family, wealth; Rachel steals Lavan’s idols; he pursues; God warns him not to harm Jacob, Jacob vents.
7: Lavan/Jacob make covenant, not to harm each other & Jacob won’t take other wives. Place stones: YegarSahaduta/GalEd.
1: Jacob sends Esau gift-laden messengers. Divides camp in 2. Prays to God that Esau shouldn’t kill him & family.
2: Account of gift sent. Jacob crossed Yabok River at night. Alone, wrestled angel until dawn, renames him Israel.
3: Israelites don’t eat hip tendon because angel hurt Jacob there. Jacob sees Esau w/ 400 men. Bows 7x. Hug & kiss.
4: Jacob insists Esau take gift. Esau offers joint travel. Jacob declines. Gets to Shehem, buys field, builds altar.
5: Hamor’s son Shehem rapes Dina. Wants to marry her. Brothers tell them to circumcise; then kill all city’s men.
6: Jacob arrives at BetEl. Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin; buried in BetLehem. Isaac dies. Esau’s descendants.
7: Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shoval, Zivon, Ana, Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Chieftains, descendants of Edom/Esau.
1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership. It sets his brothers against him.
2: Joseph’s brothers plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit.
3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead.
4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach.
5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate.
6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail.
7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true.
1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
2: Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams: mean 7 yrs of plenty followed by 7 yrs of famine. Gives advice how to save Egypt.
3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born.
4: Famine begins. Joseph distributes food. Brothers come to Egypt to buy, but don’t recognize Joseph. Charade begins.
5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt.
6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
4: Jacob & family travel to Egypt. Stop in Ber Sheva. Bring sacrifice. God comes to Jacob in vision & says don’t fear.
5: Jacob & descendants that go to Egypt listed. Joseph & sons added to the count. Total of 70 souls that reach Egypt.
6: Emotional reunion of Jacob & Joseph. Joseph presents 5 of his brothers to Pharaoh. Jacob meets and blesses Pharaoh.
7: Jacob’s clan get best land in Egypt. Due to famine Egyptians sell livestock, fields & selves as slaves to Pharaoh.
1: Jacob lives to 147 yrs. Makes Joseph promise that will bury him in Hebron in family grave, Maarat Hamahpela.
2: Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons Menashe & Efraim. Crosses hands. Gives precedence & puts right hand on younger Efraim.
3: Joseph unhappy with Jacob’s mixing order of sons. Jacob reassures: Menashe will be great, but Efraim will be greater.
4: Jacob on deathbed. Parting words to sons. Harsh to Reuven, Shimon, Levi. Positive to Judah, Isachar, Zevulun & Dan.
5: Jacob continues to bless sons: Gad, Asher & Naftali. Gives a particularly long & moving blessing to Joseph.
6: Benjamin blessed. Jacob dies. Embalmed. Egypt mourns 70 days. Sons bury him in Hebron. Brothers afraid of Joseph.
7: Joseph lived 110 yrs. Saw great-grandchildren born. Foresaw Exodus. Died, embalmed & put in coffin.
End Sefer Bereshit