Posts Tagged ‘Joseph’

Miketz 5778

December 12, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of December 10th, 2017 

Gen 42:9 Joseph said to them, “You are spies!”

Gen 42:14 Joseph said to them, “You are spies!”

Gen 42:16 Joseph said to them, “You are spies!”  (Chill out, Joe.)

What made Joseph insist on accusing his brothers of being spies?

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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.

Coincidence?

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Miketz 5777

December 27, 2016

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

 

Once again, two dreams, three times.

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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: http://thetorah.com/joseph-and-the-dreams-of-many-colors/:

“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?

 

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