Shabbat Vayeshev 5782

The narratives of Sefer Bereshit turn now to Yosef, who will be the focus of this week’s Torah reading, Vayeshev, and for the next three weeks as well. The multigenerational instinct of parental favoritism creates even more consternation among Yosef and his brothers, and nearly leads to Cain/Abel fratricide. Meanwhile, Yehudah’s voice as a leader among the siblings is solicited, then rejected. Perhaps he will rise to a position of family prominence again, but he will have his own troubles this week. Meanwhile, the new location of the narrative will be Egypt, where as we know, it’s not easy being a minority subject to the whims of your hosts.


Both the song and album are in the first aliyah
Hot damn, it’s the Soggy Bottom Boys!
Early 80s Who
The Guess Who’s first hit
Imagine Dragons
The King (not Pharaoh)
Closing scene from The Breakfast Club
Answers will be revealed after Shabbat ma’ariv and havdalah, which begins this week at 5:05 PM. Remember that during the winter months we are having minhah at 12:30 PM, after morning services and kiddush.
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and happy listening,
Rabbi David Wise
Candle lighting: 4:11 PM
Torah Reading: Genesis 37:1-40:23
Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8