Parashat Vayeishev Part 7
Excerpt: Veyeishev Part 7:
The Chamberlain of the Cupbearers and the Chamberlain of the Bakers both became prisoners in Joseph’s ward (and under Joseph’s custody). One night they each had a disturbing dream. When they told their dreams to Joseph, Joseph gave them an interpretation. He said the cupbearer would be restored to his position. But the baker would be hanged. These things came true, just as Joseph had said they would. Yet, the cupbearer forgot about Joseph, and Joseph remained in prison.
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.