Parashat Vayeshev

Parashat Vayeshev Quiz

Test your knowledge of this Torah portion.

Haftarah for Vayeshev

Amos warns the people: "Do not treat the poor unfairly."

Dreamers in Prison

Incarceration can be a tool of fear--not a place of rehabilitation.

Shepherd Consciousness

The thoughts of a shepherd may be sublime, but they cannot take him away from the task at hand.

Courage to Dream

It takes a dream to save the Jewish people.

God Was In That Text

It is important to seek God in times of fortune, and to hear the divine voice in our texts.

Jacob’s Mindfulness

Like Jacob, who paid attention to Joseph's dreams, we should be mindful of events and experiences that evoke a sense of the Divine presence.

Joseph: Tzadik or Tattletale?

The complex character of Joseph raises questions about what it means to be righteous.

From Pride Comes Loneliness

Joseph's experience in prison teaches him, and us, that we succeed and flourish when we support those around us.

Controlling Love

Joseph teaches us to temper love with a sense of duty and a knowledge of right and wrong.