Learn from Congregation B’nai Chaim: When Joseph was young

Rabbi Marc Rubenstein
Rabbi Marc Rubenstein. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Rabbi Marc Rubenstein Special to Valley News The ninth weekly Torah portion, Vayeshev, “And he dwelt,” covers the story of Joseph in Egypt from Genesis 37:1-40:23. When Joseph was young his brothers, including Judah, had it out for him. One day the brothers grabbed Joseph and threw him into a deep well and left him for dead. The brothers actually sat and had lunch, while Joseph’s screams came echoing from inside the well. At that moment, a caravan of people headed for Egypt was passing by. The brothers decided rather than leave Joseph to die; they would sell him as a slave to the passing caravan. The brothers pulled Joseph out of the well and sold him as a slave. After being taken to Egypt as a slave, Joseph ran into more undeserved trouble. The wife
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