Meredith Levick

Meredith Levick

Meredith Levick is the current graduate intern in the experiential education department at American Jewish World Service. She is in her final year of graduate school at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, pursuing a Master of Arts in Jewish Education with a focus on experiential education. Recently she completed a master’s concentration in Israel education via the iCenter. A graduate of Northwestern University, Meredith has worked in marketing and sales at Forbes Inc. and American Express. You can read more of her writings at www.meredithlevick.com. Meredith can be reached at mlevick@ajws.org.

Vayechi

In Parashat Vayechi Jacob blesses his children and grandchildren, conferring on them the covenantal promises of past generations and sharing visions for their futures. The farewell scene between Jacob and his children is touching, but one of his children is missing: Jacob’s daughter, Dinah. It is unclear why she was omitted from this opportunity to receive a blessing; but what is clear, is that Dinah is not invited to inherit the legacy of her forefathers, nor the promises for the future offered to her brothers at this powerful moment.

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