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Weekly Newsletter Volume 4, Issue 9

December 9, 2023; 26 Kisleiv, 5784 Sponsored anonymously L’Ilui Nishmas Sara Eidel Bas Mordechai

And Yosef brought evil tales about them [the brothers] to their father [Yaakov].” (Bereishis 37:2)

The Baal HaTurim asks why Yosef was punished. Yosef was thrown in a pit, he was sold into slavery and went to prison. Surely, Yosef believed that he was telling the truth to his father about his brothers’ behavior? The Baal HaTurim explains that nonetheless, he should not have brought this information to Yaakov because it was him alone who witnessed his brothers’ behavior..


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