Vayeishev 5770-2009

"Joseph in Prison: The Commentators Fill in the Details"

Except for interpreting the dreams of the royal butler and the baker, the period of Joseph's imprisonment is described in the biblical text only briefly. The commentators, however, fill in the gaps, weaving a colorful tapestry of Joseph's stay in prison and the challenges that he continued to face daily from the wiley Mrs. Potiphar.

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Vayeishev 5768-2007

"The Seduction of Joseph"

Joseph's attempted seduction by Mrs. Potiphar concludes with Joseph being thrown in to the dungeon. The copious details of Mrs. Potiphar's attempted seduction of Joseph, and Joseph's resistance, raise questions about the presumption that all of Mrs. Potiphar's actions were wicked and all of Joseph's actions were righteous.

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