Miketz

Genesis 41:1-44:17

For full text in English and Hebrew click here: Genesis 41:1-44:17

In this Torah portion, Pharaoh has two troubling dreams. At the suggestion of his baker, who remembers Joseph from prison, Pharaoh brings Joseph to interpret the dreams. Pharaoh is so impressed by Joseph that he makes him his adviser. There is a famine, and Jacob sends his sons, minus Benjamin, to Egypt to buy food. They do not recognize Joseph when they meet him. Joseph tests his brothers by accusing them of being spies. Joseph arrests Simeon and demands the brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to prove they are not spies. When Benjamin arrives, Joseph puts a goblet in Benjamin’s bag and accuses him of stealing it.

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benjamin
As a test, Joseph accuses Benjamin of stealing a goblet.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Kindness in Disguise
Rabbi Lisa Goldstein, Hillel

 

Joseph’s Response to Hunger
Adina Gerver, AJWS

 

Don’t Just Stand There
Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger, KOLEL

 

Limitations of Self-Denial
Rabbi Dorothy Richman, AJWS

 

Creating Family Peace
Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum, URJ

 

Connecting With Others
Guy Izhak Austrian, AJWS

 

Descending and Ascending
Rabbi Adam Greenwald

 

Benevolent Dictatorship?
Rabbi Justin David, socialaction.com

 

The Song of the Land
Rabbi Shaul Judelman, Canfei Nesharim

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Two Kinds of Intelligence
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University

 

Interpreting From the Outside
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships
Real Men Cry
Shuly Schwartz, Jewish Theological Seminary

 

Nourishing Others
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism
Deeper Meaning of a Name
Rabbi Chaim Landau, Orthodox Union
Meeting the Faces of Need
Jennifer Rosenberg, UJA-Federation of New York

 

Family and Fun

Healing & Transformation
Suzanne Singer, Women of Reform Judaism

 

Parshat Miketz Quiz

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parshat Miketz for Families

Torah Topics for Today

 

Self-Esteem
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Moving Beyond Denial
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