Teshuvah and Tears: Cry Like Joseph

As we approach the end of the book of Genesis or Bereishit, we become entrenched in the story of Joseph. We learn of his seventeen-year-old arrogance, his interpretation of dreams (and his socially tone deaf manner of conveying them), his father Jacob’s favoritism, his brothers’ betrayal, and his eventual enslavement and rise to power inContinue reading “Teshuvah and Tears: Cry Like Joseph”

One King Away

This week we have moved on in our Torah reading cycle to the Book of Exodus, or Shemot. This parshah is particularly resonant in one of its earliest messages. The Book of Genesis tells us of Jacob and his sons, and how Joseph became one of the most powerful people in all of Egypt, evenContinue reading “One King Away”

Joseph: Dreamer, Coat-Wearer, Wheat-Collector

This week’s parshah from the Torah is Vayeshev, which translates to “and he lived.” While I don’t generally use this blog as a weekly Torah study or discussion (there are plenty of scholars and rabbis who beat me to the punch), I think that this particular week’s portion is worth talking about, if not onlyContinue reading “Joseph: Dreamer, Coat-Wearer, Wheat-Collector”