Michael Pincus is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, CT.
This week’s Torah portion — Parashat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23) — features the first part of the story of Joseph and his brothers. It begins with Joseph’s dreams and continues to tell us about how he was sold into slavery by his brothers, about the affair with Potiphar’s wife, and about the beginnings of his career as an interpreter of dreams. Our conversation focuses on the man – or angel – whose encounter with Joseph changes a people’s history.
Previous Torah Talks on Vayeshev