Instead, they kiss and make up.
Seeing scripture as a problem to be solved.
Joseph, Daniel, and Tobit.
Changing the past.
Reeds, dreams, and beards.
How ancient Egypt’s economic centralization paved the road for Israelite slavery.
They might even mention Joseph and Moses.
A musical analogue to the story of Joseph?
Meet King Essarhaddon.
Lighting the menorah in the Gulag.
Moses acts, while Joseph sees himself as being acted upon.
It’s hard to read the story of Joseph and his brothers without asking that question.
This week’s Torah portion pinpoints the real grief in sibling violence: the grief that children cause their parents.
Biblical scholars used to claim that discrepant accounts of the sale of Joseph indicate the presence of two separate sources. Recent scholarship shows otherwise.
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