Vayeshev – Israel and the Arc of History

How does Hashem draw the people of Israel after Him? What is the understanding of the paradox of the ‘chains of love?’ Why do the People of Israel need to experience exile and subjugation to the nations of the world? What is the ultimate end of the great arc of Israel’s history? How does this parallel the personal life of Yosef, as representative of the leaders of Israel? How do we see a certain sweetening of the judgment despite Yosef’s being forcibly brought down to Egypt? How is this reflected in Yakov being brought down? How is this reflected in the idea that the Shechina (Divine Presence) accompanied Yosef into his exile?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 24:48

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