Vayeshev – Yosef’s Dreams

The Parsha begins with an account of the deterioration of the relationship between Yosef and his brothers.  Yosef’s two dreams played a very significant part in the increasing resentment of the brothers towards him.  Close analysis of the dreams can provide us with more insight into how they caused

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The Selling of Yosef

Breishit 31  The Selling of Yosef  (Ch. 37:1-36) One of the proofs that the Torah is really a book from G-d is called the psychological proof. The basis of it is that certain sections of the Torah would not have been written by human beings trying to promote a

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Parshas Vayeshev Emes L’Yaakov (notes based upon book)

37:3 Rashi brings from Onkeles that “the child of his old age” meant that Yaakov taught Yosef the Torah he had learnt at the yeshiva of Shem and Ever. Onkelos explains this to answer the difficulty that really Binyamin was the child of Yaakov’s old age and not Yosef. For this reason the brothers were jealous of Yosef. If he had been the real “ben zkoonim” then it

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