Vayeshev – Yosef’s Dreams

Why does Yosef begin his telling of the dreams to the brothers with the language ‘please hear?’ What does the midrash mean when it refers to the fruits of the brothers ‘rotting’ and the fruits of Yosef ‘lasting?’ Why does the word for sheaf (alam) have the same root as the word for mute (ilem)? What is the idea of the ‘mute idols’ of the brothers? What is the difference between the quiet of the brothers and the quiet of Yosef? What is the idea behind the quiet of Rochel which causes Yosef’s sheaf to stand up?

Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.

Running time: 27:17

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