Tagged: Vayeshev

Vayeshev – Disengaged

Who was Joseph? A dreamer; an interpreter of dreams. He was especially beloved by his father. He was the object of his brothers’ hatred. He was a slave. He was a ruler. He was...

Vayeshev – Seeing the Bright Side

Joseph’s brothers were hostile toward him, feeling resentful of their father’s favoring of Joseph. The Midrash describes in detail how Joseph’s actions were interpreted by his brothers as condescension, which certainly didn’t help to...

Vayeshev – Chanukah Lights

It is a good idea to review the basic requirements of Chanukah lights. While the halacha mandates simply the lighting of a single candle each night it is customary to progressively add a candle...

Vayeshev – Perspective

The great saga of Joseph’s life begins in this week’s reading. Jacob has a deep attachment to Joseph and he favors him as the child of Rachel. He spends more time with Joseph than...

Vayeshev – Trial and Triumph

Joseph was sold to Egypt where his midas touch affected everything he was involved in. The verse (Genesis 39:2) states that ‘the Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man; and he...