Posts Tagged ‘Joseph’

Vayehi 5777

January 10, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 8, 2017

Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years — and Joseph lived in Canaan for 17 years.


This week’s handout:   12-vayehi-5777


Miketz 5777

December 27, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of December 25th, 2016


Once again, two dreams, three times.

This week’s handout:  10-miketz-5777


The book about dreams in the Bible (cited in Grossman’s article):

Shaul Bar, A Letter That Has Not Been Read

And a brand-new column on Joseph & dreams by Jack Sasson:

“Thus, a dream that recurred within a close interval demanded attention.  So did differing, mutually reinforcing dreams that occurred in the same night.”

Vayeshev 5777

December 20, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of December 18th, 2016

What kind of coat is Joseph wearing?

And who is the only other person in the Bible who wears that kind of coat?


This week’s handout: 09-vayeshev-5777


 For “wine” as a culture word, see the latest Philologos column here.

Bemidbar 5776

June 7, 2016

Does the order of the tribes matter?
Only if you care who’s first in line.

This week’s handout:  34 Bemidbar 5776


Tzav 5776

March 22, 2016

A “law for all time” … or not?

This week’s handout:  25 Tzav 5776


Terumah 5776

February 9, 2016

Two meanings of ARON and two meanings of TEIVAH;
two words for a box, and two words for an “ark.”

This week’s handout:  19 Terumah 5776


Yitro 5776

January 26, 2016

Did Jethro have an accent?

This week’s handout:  17 Yitro 5776