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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Miketz 2016

Miketz: Karma and the Spiritual Path

In this week’s reading (Miketz) the tale of Joseph and his brothers resumes. As you may recall, in last week’s Torah portion, Joseph set out to see his brothers who were pasturing their herds away from the family encampment. Things went downhill pretty quickly, and his brothers sold him into slavery. He ended up in […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Miketz

Miketz: Disturbing Dreams

This week’s reading, Miketz/At the End, opens with Pharaoh’s disturbing dreams. In rapid succession, he dreamed of emaciated cows consumed healthy ones, and then of thin and ragged ears of grain swallowing up full ears. These dreams shook him up. … in the morning, his spirit was troubled and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Consquences

Miketz: Consequences and Karma Busters

Years have passed. Yosef has endured exile, slavery, persecution, and imprisonment, but now finds himself  in a position of extraordinary power, second only to the Pharaoh.  He has an Egyptian name, an Egyptian wife, and Egyptian children. His break with the past is so complete that he named his firstborn son Manasseh/Menashe, which means “God has made me […]

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