1 hr 25 min

Vayeishev + Miketz: Insights from Yosef and His Brothers on How to Respond to Catastrophe Machshavah Lab

    • Judaism

Tonight (12/1/21), in our aptly named "Chumash Exploration," we set out to explore a very, VERY weighty question: how to respond when something bad happens. Our investigation focused on two episodes: the incident of Yosef and Potiphar's wife in Vayeishev, and the response of Yosef's brothers to their predicament in Mikeitz. We began by looking at the seemingly divergent views in the commentaries as to whether Yosef was at fault for being seduced, and then we examined the various explanations given for how the brothers knew that they were being punished for their treatment of Yosef. Thanks to the Ralbag's formulation of his lessons on the parashah and the beautiful opening pages of the Rav's "Kol Dodi Dofeik," we arrived at a theory which shed a new light on both episodes and paved the way for us to deal with catastrophe and suffering in our own lives.
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מקורות:
בראשית לט:ו-ז; מב:יח-כא
רש"י - בראשית לט:ו
ר' אברהם בן הרמב"ם - בראשית לט:ו-ז; מב:כא
רד"ק - בראשית לט:ז; מב:כא
רשב"ם - בראשית מב:כא
בכור שור - בראשית מב:כא
ר' בחיי - בראשית מב:כא
רלב"ג - בראשית מב:כא תועלות ט-י
Rav Yosef Soloveitchik, "Fate and Destiny:From Holocaust to the State of Israel" pp.1-9
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This week's Torah content has been sponsored in memory of Rabbi Dr Leon & Frances Gersten.
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If you have questions, comments, or feedback, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.
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If you would like to sponsor a day's or a week's worth of content, or if you are interested in enlisting my services as a teacher or tutor, you can reach me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.com. Thank you to my listeners for listening, thank you to my readers for reading, and thank you to my supporters for supporting my efforts to make Torah ideas available and accessible to everyone.
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Blog: https://kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/
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Tonight (12/1/21), in our aptly named "Chumash Exploration," we set out to explore a very, VERY weighty question: how to respond when something bad happens. Our investigation focused on two episodes: the incident of Yosef and Potiphar's wife in Vayeishev, and the response of Yosef's brothers to their predicament in Mikeitz. We began by looking at the seemingly divergent views in the commentaries as to whether Yosef was at fault for being seduced, and then we examined the various explanations given for how the brothers knew that they were being punished for their treatment of Yosef. Thanks to the Ralbag's formulation of his lessons on the parashah and the beautiful opening pages of the Rav's "Kol Dodi Dofeik," we arrived at a theory which shed a new light on both episodes and paved the way for us to deal with catastrophe and suffering in our own lives.
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מקורות:
בראשית לט:ו-ז; מב:יח-כא
רש"י - בראשית לט:ו
ר' אברהם בן הרמב"ם - בראשית לט:ו-ז; מב:כא
רד"ק - בראשית לט:ז; מב:כא
רשב"ם - בראשית מב:כא
בכור שור - בראשית מב:כא
ר' בחיי - בראשית מב:כא
רלב"ג - בראשית מב:כא תועלות ט-י
Rav Yosef Soloveitchik, "Fate and Destiny:From Holocaust to the State of Israel" pp.1-9
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This week's Torah content has been sponsored in memory of Rabbi Dr Leon & Frances Gersten.
----------
If you have questions, comments, or feedback, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.
----------
If you've gained from what you've learned here, please consider contributing to my Patreon at www.patreon.com/rabbischneeweiss. Alternatively, if you would like to make a direct contribution to the "Rabbi Schneeweiss Torah Content Fund," my Venmo is @Matt-Schneeweiss, and my Zelle and PayPal are mattschneeweiss at gmail.com. Even a small contribution goes a long way to covering the costs of my podcasts, and will provide me with the financial freedom to produce even more Torah content for you.

If you would like to sponsor a day's or a week's worth of content, or if you are interested in enlisting my services as a teacher or tutor, you can reach me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.com. Thank you to my listeners for listening, thank you to my readers for reading, and thank you to my supporters for supporting my efforts to make Torah ideas available and accessible to everyone.
----------
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rabbischneeweiss
Blog: https://kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rmschneeweiss
"The Mishlei Podcast": https://mishlei.buzzsprout.com
"The Stoic Jew" Podcast: https://thestoicjew.buzzsprout.com
"Rambam Bekius" Podcast: https://rambambekius.buzzsprout.com
"Machshavah Lab" Podcast: https://machshavahlab.buzzsprout.com
"The Tefilah Podcast": https://tefilah.buzzsprout.com
Guide to the Torah Content of Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss: https://kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/2021/04/links-to-torah-content-of-rabbi-matt.html
Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Y72CSP86S24W?ref_=wl_share

1 hr 25 min