Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vayeshev – Learn Torah

"And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan." Bereshit 37:1

Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vayeshev – Learn Torah

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With a quick return to last week’s portion to address the tomb of Rachel, Yoel presents metaphors from Yosef’s life of exile and servitude, as well as technical elements in the story of Tamar and Yehuda in this week’s Torah Portion, Vayeshev (and He dwelt).

Torah Portion Vayeshev: Genesis 37:1 – 40:23

Questions And Topics In This Discussion

  • Rachel’s Tomb – where was she buried?
  • When Does Honoring the Dead go too far?
  • Strife Amongst the Brothers of Israel
  • Who Sold Yosef?
  • Tamar & Yehudah
  • Potiphar’s Wife

 


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Sarah Yocheved

November 30, 2018 at 4:57 pm

We envision all ten brothers standing around (or sitting a circle around a campfire) while their flocks and herds (perhaps numbering in the thousands) are safely grazing somewhere unattended. We don’t know which brothers saw Yosef approaching. We don’t know which brothers physically threw Yosef into the pit; all 10 brothers? I think that all ten brothers were in on the plot to get rid of Yosef, and perhaps conspired together at some time or other, so they all shared the guilt, but it may explain the change in plans (from murder to abandonment in the pit, to selling him. That could also explain Reuben’s and Judah’s variation of attempts to intervene. I don’t think the brothers were in a huddle while carrying out the entire scenario –which could have transpired over several days. Just because the episode is told in a few verses doesn’t mean it all happened in a few hours. That makes more sense to me.

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