A valuable lesson from Yosef Hatzaddik

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    I’d like to share something from the parshah that my mom said over shabbos. I think this is an area we can all work on.

    This is an amazing thing. Yosef understood that his brothers were merely messengers to carry out G-d’s plan for him, and although they intended it to be his demise, G-d knew otherwise. And Yosef saw that and did not seek revenge upon them.

    I think this is something we can all work on, and hopefully, it can help create stronger bonds between us and our neighbors, friends, family, coworkers, and on a larger scale, between different types of Jews.


    No, he earned that title by resisting Potifar’s wife.


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    The medrash says that this was a punishment to Yaakov, that since he told Rochel that he didn’t have the power to help her have children, his children would stand before Rochel’s child and be told that.

    But it makes no sense, because this wasn’t a punishment, because Yosef was being nice and telling them he wouldn’t hurt them because they didn’t really hurt him. So what is the punishment.

    But it does make sense, because what Yaakov did wrong, was to not empathize with Rochel. She didn’t want to hear that he can’t help her- she wanted to hear that he will love her even if she has no children (maybe like elkana told chana).

    Similarly, the punishment was that Yosef told the brothers that they couldn’t hurt him, instead of telling them that he loves them anyway.

    This is good good pshat, and my abba bar aristotle told it to me.

    ED IT OR

    wow middlepath, as always you have hit the spot.


    dash, you are right. I just think that this further verified his status as a tzaddik.

    popa, thanks for sharing.

    crazybrit, thank you, I appreciate that.


    I liked that! Thank you for sharing.

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