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Yaakov’s Expressions of Deference towards Yosef
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And it was after these events that Yosef was told, “Your father is ill.” He took his two sons – Menashe and Efraim – with him. Yaakov was told, “Your son Yosef comes to you.” And he strengthened himself and sat on the couch. (Sefer Beresheit 38:1-2) 1. Yaakov rises for Yosef the ruler Parshat […]
Yaakov’s Disbelief is Replaced by Rejoicing
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Act quickly and go up to my father and tell him, “So says your son Yosef: Hashem has appointed me ruler over all of Egypt. Descend to me. Do not hesitate. You will settle in the Land of Goshen and you will be close to me – you, your sons, your grandchildren, your flocks, your […]
One People, One Family
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The cruelty of the brothers to Yosef, as well as to their father Yaakov, is appalling. However, as Professor Uriel Simon demonstrates, this story ultimately leads us to an optimistic view of the human condition. Much of the narrative of Book of Beresis revolve around relationships within the family and in particular relationships between brothers. […]
The Day Forgiveness was Born
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There are rare and special moments when the world changes and a new possibility is born: when the Wright brothers in 1903 made the first man-made flight, or in 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, or when, almost 6,000 years ago, someone discovered that marks made in […]