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Torah Talk for Parashat Miketz

December 4, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

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

It is remarkable how much of the Torah and how much of our lives revolve around food. The first human sin, that of eating the forbidden fruit, is food-related. Avraham offers his angelic guests food. There are numerous famines through Sefer Bereshit, necessitating relocation and/or visits to other empires in order to buy food. Read more >