Parashat Vayeishev Part 6
Excerpt: Vayeishev Part 6: Joseph was a handsome young man. That was an established fact. Unfortunately, the wrong woman was strongly attracted to him. Potiphar’s wife made repeated attempts to get Joseph into her bed. Joseph repeatedly refused, explaining that he could not betray his master, nor could he sin before God. One day, Potiphar’s wife grabbed at Joseph’s garment. Joseph slipped out of the garment and ran outside half-naked. Potiphar’s wife screamed and concocted a story about how Joseph tried to have his way with her. Potiphar had no choice but to put Joseph in prison. This chapter ends with the prison warden placing so much trust in Joseph, that Joseph had custody of all the prisoners in that ward.
Parashat Vayeishev Part 5
Excerpt: Veyeishev Part 5: Back in Egypt, Joseph is doing very well. A prominent Egyptian, Potiphar bought Joseph from Ishmaelites. After seeing Joseph succeed in everything he did, Potiphar gave him custody of the entire household.
Parashat Vayeishev Part 3
Veyeishev Part 3: After Reuben intervened to prevent his brothers from killing Joseph outright, they tossed Joseph in a pit. Their plan was to tell Jacob that some wild beast must have devoured the kid. When they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites, Judah convinced his brothers to sell Joseph into slavery.
Parashat Vayeishev Part 2
Veyeishev Part 2: The 10 older sons of Jacob go to Shechem to pasture their sheep. Jacob asks Joseph to go there to check up on his brothers and also to check on the flocks. Jacob probably wanted Joseph to make amends with his brothers. Unfortunately, Joseph’s brothers were already plotting to kill him.
Parashat Vayeishev Part 1
Veyeishev Part 1: Jacob plans to settle in the land of his father and live a tranquil rest of his life. Unfortunately, things don’t go so smoothly, ever. Joseph, his favorite son, tells his brothers about his dreams. Joseph’s brothers hate him for the way he behaves. They are also jealous of him, especially after they hear his dreams.