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Parashat Vayeshev – Hardships

וַיֵּשֶׁב יַעֲקֹב בְּאֶרֶץ מְגוּרֵי אָבִיו And Yaakov settled in the land his forefathers lived   After many years of various troubles, Yaakov Avinu, with a family now whole and no one after him, finally returns to his homeland. All he wanted to do was settle in peace, to live without looking over his shoulder. Finally,...

Parashat Vayeshev – Causing Shame

הִוא מוּצֵאת וְהִיא שָׁלְחָה אֶל חָמִיהָ לֵאמֹר לְאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר אֵלֶּה לּוֹ אָנֹכִי הָרָה She was taken out [to be burned], and she sent to her father in law, saying, “From the man to whom these belong I am expecting” – ● We sometimes rationalize sins to ourselves, if we only realized the gravity of punishment...

Parashat Vayeshev – Teshuva

וַיָּשָׁב רְאוּבֵן אֶל הַבּוֹר And Reuven returned to the pit – Yosef’s brothers were jealous. It started with their father Yaakov showing him favoritism, and now he was dreaming of himself ruling over his brothers. Thinking that Yosef was attempting to become a fourth forefather, while sending the rest of them the way of Esav,...

Parashat Vayeshev – Eyes On The Prize

וַיְמָאֵן וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל אֵשֶׁת אֲדֹנָיו…וְאֵיךְ אֶעֱשֶׂה הָרָעָה הַגְּדֹלָה הַזֹּאת וְחָטָאתִי לֵא-לֹהִים But he refused, and he said to his master’s wife, “…and how can I commit this great evil, and sin against God?” – Yosef HaTzaddik was sold into slavery in Egypt. His master Potiphar’s wife tried very hard to get him to sin, but time...

Parashat Vayeshev – In Every Situation

…וַיֵּשֶׁב יַעֲקֹב And Yaakov settled… – After many years of various troubles, Yaakov Avinu, with a family now whole, and no one after him, finally returns to his homeland. All he wanted was to settle in peace, to live without looking over his shoulder, and he was finally able to do that. The Midrash tells us...

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