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Torah Talk for Parashat Miketz

December 9, 2015 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yosef interprets Pharaoh’s dreams and is appointed to implement Egypt’s anti-famine plan, which brings him into contact with his brothers again, as they come to Egypt to buy food.

Within three verses, we encounter two different cases of hapax legomenon, a word which occurs only once within a written context – in this case, the entire Torah. The first example is in chapter 41, verse 43, while Pharaoh is honoring Yosef: “And he made him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him ‘Abrech’; and he set him over all the land of Egypt.” Read more >