JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS

November 24th, 2021

One of the most confounding episodes in the Torah is the story of Jacob’s sons’ animosity towards their brother Joseph. In Parshat Vayeishev, after initially planning to kill him, they sold him into slavery, with the consequences reverberating for generations. What made Joseph so special? And how did Joseph’s brothers justify their actions against him?

Rabbi Dunner shares two delightful pieces, one from the Hasidic commentary, Bat Ayin, and the other from Mikdash Halevi, a commentary written by Rabbi Dunner’s esteemed grandfather, Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dunner (1913-2006).

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