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A Brief Note on Dramatic Tragedy – Parsha Vayeshev

The saga of Jacob and his sons has the air of brutal honesty; he and his mother deceive Isaac and then he in turn is deceived by his wives to be Leah and Rachel. Moreover, he is deceived by his … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Genesis/Bereshit, Vayeshev | Leave a comment

A Brief Note on The Saga of Joseph, Part One – Parsha Vayeshev

Parsha VaYeshev records the beginning of the chronicles of Joseph, the longest single narrative of Bereshit. While the account appears simplistic, it’s difficult to understand the tenor of the story, because there is no real message that’s imparted. It follows the tone … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Genesis/Bereshit, Vayeshev | Leave a comment