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Vayeishev

Vayeishev

[Jacob] Settled
Genesis
37:1−40:23

Jacob now settled in the land of his father's sojourning, in the land of Canaan. - Genesis 37:1

Summary: 
  • Jacob is shown to favor his son Joseph, whom the other brothers resent. Joseph has dreams of grandeur. (Genesis 37:1-11)
  • After Joseph's brothers had gone to tend the flocks in Shechem, Jacob sends Joseph to report on them. The brothers decide against murdering Joseph but instead sell him into slavery. After he is shown Joseph's coat of many colors, which had been dipped in the blood of a kid, Jacob is led to believe that Joseph has been killed by a beast. (Genesis 37:12-35)
  • Tamar successively marries two of Judah's sons, each of whom dies. Judah does not permit her levirate marriage to his youngest son. She deceives Judah into impregnating her. (Genesis 38:1-30)
  • God is with Joseph in Egypt until the wife of his master, Potiphar, accuses him of rape, whereupon Joseph is imprisoned. (Genesis 39:1-40:23)

When do we read Vayeishev?

2018 Dec 1
/23 Kislev, 5779
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    In this parasha, we meet the famous Joseph, Jacob's favorite son. His brothers sell Joseph into slavery and tell their father that he is dead, upsetting Jacob to no end. In Egypt, God watches over Joseph, even though he ends up in jail. Listen in to hear about what happens as he sleeps! 

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