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Parashas Vayeishev (2012)


Vayeishev 1

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3 years ago
Chp. 37 verses 1 - 3: Introduction, the portion begins with an introduction to Yoseph who is seventeen years old. He is a shepherd with his brothers, but he brings evil reports about them to his father. Yisrael, loves him more than any of his sons, and he gives him a coat of many colors.

Vayeishev 2

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Chp. 37 verses 4 - 12: Yosef has a dream and he tells it to his brothers. This causes them to hate him even more. He has a second dream that he tells to his father and his brothers. This dream brings out the brothers jealousy towards him. His father gets angry at him but at the same time anticipates the moment that it would come true. The brothers go to Shechem to tend their father's sheep.

Vayeishev 3

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Chp. 37 verses 13 -22: Yaakov sends Yosef to check on his brothers and the sheep in Schechem. He finds them in Dasan. They throw him in a pit with snakes and scorpions. Ruevain convinces them not to kill him and throw him into the pit, thinking that he would come back later and save him.

Vayeishev 4

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Chp. 37 verses 23 - 36: The brothers throw Yosef into a pit and then decide to sell him to the Yishmalites who would sell him in Egypt. They dip his coat of many colors into the blood of a goat and present it to Yaakov asking him if he recognized it or not. He grieved for the loss of his favorite son and would not accept any consolation.

Vayeishev 5

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Chp. 38 verses 1 - 25: Yehudah marries and he has three children. Two of them die while being married to Tamar. He tells her that she should wait for the third son to become older and then he would marry her, but it was only a ruse. Yehudah's wife dies and he goes to Timna to shear his sheep. Tamar disguises herself as a harlot, waits for him on the road, and she seduces him. She takes three items from him as surety for payment of her services. He sends his friend to pay the debt and retrieve his things, but no harlot can be found. Tamar conceives twins and he wants to put her to death because of her harlotry. She sends him the three items that she had taken for collateral and says that she is pregnant from the man who owns these.

Vayeishev 6

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Chp. 38 verses 26 - 30 Chp. 39 verses 1 - 23: Continues with Yehuda's admission that he was the one who had impregnated Tamar. She gives birth to twins. Chp. 39 returns to the story of Yosef being sold into slavery. He is successful in his masters house and Hashem is with him in all that he does. His masters wife tries to seduce him and when he refuses she accuses him of rape. He is sent to the royal prison. Hashem is with him even there and he finds favor in the warden's eyes and he is in charge of everything that goes on in the prison.

Vayeishev 7

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Chp. 40 verses 1 - 23: The chief butler and baker are put into the same prison with Yosef. They both have a dream and he interprets their dreams. He tells the baker that he will be hung and the butler that he will be reinstated, and his prediction comes true. He asks the butler to remember him to Pharoah but he forgets.

Parashas Vayeishev (2004 - 2007)


Vayeishev 1a

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5 years ago
Chp. 37 verse 1-8: Begins with the story of Yosef and his dreams. He tells them to his brothers and they hate him.

Vayeishev 1b

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5 years ago
Chp. 37 verse 9-22: Continues with the dreams of Yosef. Yaakov sends him out to the field to check on the brothers and the sheep. The brothers see him and plan to kill him but Ruevain convinces them to throw him in a pit instead, so that he can later save him.

Vayeishev 2a

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5 years ago
Chp. 37 verse 23 - Chp. 38 verse 8: The brothers strip Yosef of his coat of many colors, they throw him in a pit, and then they sit down to eat. They then sell him to the Ishmaelites who sell him in Egypt. They dip his coat in sheeps blood and show it to their father, who mourns for the loss of his favorite son. Chp. 38, begins the story of Yehudah marrying and fathering three sons. The eldest son, Er marries Tamar but he sins and dies.

Vayeishev 2b

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5 years ago
Chp. 38 verse 8 - chp, 39 verse 6: Continues with Onan marrying his brothers widow and he too dies for his sins. Yehudah tells his daughter in law to wait for his third son to mature so that he can marry her, but she sees that Yehudah has no intention of doing so. And so Yehudah's wife dies and Tamar dresses up as a harlot and seduces her father in law without him realizing who she was. She becomes pregnant from that relationship and Yehudah wants her killed for infidelity but then he realizes that he is the father. She gives birth to twins. Chp. 39, begins with Yosef being sold to Potifar, a minister in Pharaoh's court. Hashem blesses Yosef in all that he does in the house of his new master.

Vayeishev 3a

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Chp. 39 verse 7 - Chp. 40 verse 23: Potifars' wife tries to seduce Yosef, but he refuses. She accuses him of rape and he is thrown in the royal dungeon. There he meets the Chief Baker and Chief Butler. They both have a dream which Yosef interprets correctly. The Baker dies and the Butler lives. Yosef asks the Butler to remember him to Pharaoh.


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