MIKETZ (GENESIS, 41:1-44:17) — “Holy Gangsters”

Things aren’t always as they seem to be. 

A superficial reading of the Torah and the Prophets can give us a very jaded view of the lives and characters of Biblical personalities… 

One case in point is the rivalry between Joseph and his brothers. Last week’s and this week’s Torah Portions seem to indicate to us that Jacob naively played favorites among his sons. Joseph comes across as an arrogant and immature show-off who shares his dreams of someday being his brothers’ ruler.  The brothers act like petty thugs who will stop at nothing, including murder, to silence Joseph’s illusions of grandeur…                    

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Published in: on December 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

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