Monthly Archives: December 2012

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayekhi 5773 – Redux and Revised 5762–The Wrong Good

It’s a popular use of the Yosef story – as a proof text that good can come from evil, that all that befell Yosef was part of a Divine plan. That all that transpired was necessary, so that the Israelites … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayigash 5773–Let’s Be Judah

It is time for us to act like Judah-time to redeem ourselves as a nation. Let us put our nation’s leaders in the place of Joseph and Pharaoh. Let us question their holding of our children as hostages to politics. … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Mikketz 5773–B’li Melitz

וְהֵם֙ לֹ֣א יָֽדְע֔וּ כִּ֥י שֹׁמֵ֖עַ יוֹסֵ֑ף כִּ֥י הַמֵּלִ֖יץ בֵּינֹתָֽם׃ And they did not know what Joseph was saying because there was an interpreter between them. Up until now, in Bereshit (Genesis,) despite the confounding of language that was imposed upon … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayeishev 5773–K’tonet Passim

      וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אָהַ֤ב אֶת־יוֹסֵף֙ מִכָּל־בָּנָ֔יו כִּֽי־בֶן־זְקֻנִ֥ים ה֖וּא ל֑וֹ וְעָ֥שָׂה ל֖וֹ כְּתֹ֥נֶת פַּסִּֽים׃. Just two little words, yet so much lore surrounding them. K’tonet passim. The meaning of the words is unclear, and scholars have offered a variety of translations. … Continue reading

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