The green vegetable dipped in saltwater at the seder alludes to the very beginning of the Israelites' slavery saga.
All about the famous biblical dreamer who inspired a musical.
Revealing his true identity, the viceroy cannot control his emotions.
Joseph's tears, public and private
By personally handing out rations, Joseph established a human connection and involvement with those for whom he provided.
Judah's plea to Joseph is a sign of his personal growth and ability to empathize with his father's grief.
Joseph used his position of rulership to help his brothers develop coping skills for their upcoming exile.
Fear paralyzes us, rendering us incapable of addressing our most pressing problems.
By judging others favorably and responding to them with kindness, we add holiness to the world.
Joseph's status as an outsider, and the outsider status of the Jewish people, allow for critical insight into the deeper truths of the surrounding people.