Jacob called for his son, for Joseph, and he said to him, “pray, do not bury me in Egypt.” And Joseph said, “I will do as you have spoken.” And Jacob said, “Swear to me.” And Joseph swore to him. Father and son are reunited but years of separation have taken their toll and Jacob




Joseph cried, “Clear out everyone around me!” And no man stood with him when he made himself known to his brothers. Why did Joseph send everyone out of the room? Often it’s thought that he did so to protect himself: he did not want everyone to see him cry. Ramban argues that he did so


Miketz Chanukah


And Joseph’s brothers said to each other, “Alas, we are guilty for our brother, whose mortal distress we saw when he pleaded with us and we did not listen. That is why this distress has overtaken us.” Joseph had pleaded with his brothers to spare him and now the brothers' panic. They expect Joseph to

Miketz Chanukah2013-01-19T16:51:40+08:00

Vayeshev Shabbat Mevarechim


Joseph held a prominent position in Egypt but before he was incarcerated, he never contacted his family. Prison mates often become like family and in prison Joseph asked his prison mate, the chief cupbearer, to remember him to Pharaoh: But the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, no he forgot him. Upon his release Joseph

Vayeshev Shabbat Mevarechim2013-01-19T16:52:01+08:00
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