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Vayeshev

'Going Negative': Joseph Rallies His Base In Genesis 37:1-40:23

Rabbi Michael Knopf | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Knopf

A lesson of the dramatic first episode in the Joseph saga is that negative campaigning, which fuels partisanship at the expense of discovering truth, has dangerous consequences.

Parshat Vayeshev: The Dreamer Will Not Be Silent

Josh Fleet | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

Israel loves Joseph more than all his other sons, so he weaves for him a robe of fine wool. This and the spying don't help Joseph's case with his brothers. They hate him. They can't even talk to him without oozing contempt.