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Tag Archives: Parshat Vayeshev

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Non-kosher Torah

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Naomi Minsky

Why is the Torah full of such non-kosher topics? This week’s parasha contains many dramatic incidents that are certainly not for the faint hearted.  We delve into the good, the bad and the ugly. Incident number one. The story begins with a tale of Joseph and his brothers. Joseph is Jacob’s favourite child and he Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] VaYeshev 5773: Joseph in the House of Potiphar

Posted on December 7, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat VaYeshev in Joseph in the House of Potiphar. Click here to download. Shabbat shalom!

Night Seder Dvar: Vayeishev

Posted on December 16, 2011 by Shibley

Our parasha, Vayeishev, concludes this week with Yosef sitting in the prison of Pharaoh. Yosef has just concluded interpreting the dreams of his fellow prisoners, the cupbearer and the baker, both of whom had committed relatively minor crimes in the eyes of Pharoah. Why would Yosef care about the dreams of anybody? Remember, Yosef has Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayeshev 5772

Posted on December 16, 2011 by Barer

This week’s podcast features Neima Novetsky talking about the sale of Yosef: Vayeshev 5772

וישב

Posted on December 16, 2011 by Barer

This week’s parsha is full of the narrative action we have become familiar with in Bereishit, with this parsha in particular being so great as to be turned into a Broadway musical (Joseph and the Amazing Coat of Many Colours).  However, a less-known fact is that the Rashbam chooses the beginning of this parsha to Continue Reading »

Parshat Vayeishev

Posted on November 24, 2010 by Francesca

My post at Uri L’Tzedek below: In Parshat Vayeishev, after Yosef is captured by his brothers and sold into slavery, the Torah digresses to the esoteric story of Tamar and Judah. After the death of Tamar’s husband Er, Judah’s firstborn, she marries Er’s younger brother Oran. When Onan also dies, Judah instructs Tamar to wait in Continue Reading »

וישב, vayeshev

Posted on November 24, 2010 by Avi Strausberg

in this week’s parsha, וישב, our attention focuses on yaakov’s slew of sons .  it seems there is something about yosef, the 11th son, whose very name’s is rooted in the word to add (אסף), that intensifies the experiences and emotions of those around him.  with yosef, you seem to either love him or hate Continue Reading »