This is Bill’s commentary on the portion, Vayeshev – “and he dwelt.” In this portion, the favored son, Joseph, gains insight into his destiny through dreams. Youthful immaturity and indiscretion result in being separated from his family at the hands of his brothers. Upon arriving in Egypt, he quickly attains success only to be thrown into another pit – all because he did the right thing. In the end, we see that it had to happen for the sake of Israel. Suffering must come before the glory. Some of the highlights:
- How Josephs’ rejection parallels the Messiah’s.
- Joseph, the lost sheep.
- How Judah is repaid “measure for measure.”
- Much more – approximately 85 minutes.