Judah Meets Tamar

Parashat Vayeishev Part 4

Veyeishev Part 4: Judah has lost favor in his brothers’ eyes. He finds a friend to do business with. Then he gets married and has three sons. He finds a beautiful wife, Tamar, for his first son, Er. But she is so beautiful, Er does not want to make her pregnant. He dies. Then his brother, Onan , dies for similar reasons. In the end Tamar sort of tricks Jacob into making her pregnant.

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Joseph is sold to Ishmaelites

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.

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