Rabbi Kenneth Carr

Rabbi Kenneth Carr is the rabbi at Temple Chayai Shalom in Easton, MA.

Objects in Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

My car is a philosopher; yours is too. I am certain I am not the first person to look into my passenger side-view mirror and ponder the existential meaning of the message inscribed at the bottom of the frame, “Objects in (the) mirror may be closer than they appear.” In this week’s Torah portion, Va-y’chi, Joseph does essentially the same thing. According to midrash, he revisits the site where his brothers betrayed him and instead of bitterness found blessing.