Monthly Archives: November 2013

Parshat Vayeshev: Who Sold Joseph?

In this week’s class, we do a close textual analysis and discuss whether or not the brothers sold Joseph into slavery.  We build (and critique) a case for suggesting they did, we build (and critique) a case for suggesting they … Continue reading

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Parshat Vayishlach – Dinah

In this class we examine the Incident of Dinah as address the question of ambiguity in the text. Who are the “good guys” and “bad guys” in the story? Is Yaakov passive or biding his time? Are the brothers murderous … Continue reading

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Parshat Vayetze: Is Lavan a Good Guy, A Bad Guy, or an OK Guy?

In this week’s class we discuss the character of Lavan. Is he a caring father and uncle, or a liar and a cheat?  Does his character change over the 20 years Yaakov remains at his house? How is he viewed … Continue reading

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