Joseph

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Suppose I asked you “What did you do yesterday?”

You list 19 activities, yet I counted 173 activities while videotaping you yesterday.  Why the discrepancy?

Writing our Own Story

Every day, we decide what’s important enough to remember. Over time, we weave our “story” from memories, feelings and interpretations of events that we have perhaps unconsciously selected. We tend to make our version of the truth into absolute truth. 

Rabbi Michael Levy

The Joseph Problem

12/03/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Every year, around Chanukah, Jews in synagogues worldwide read the heart-wrenching story of Joseph and his brothers. While not immediately apparent, the festival and the Torah readings that accompany it have much in common. Chanukah, although we may neglect to mention it to our children, is a holiday that commemorates a Jewish civil war. The stories of this season challenge us: How do we deal with conflict among ourselves? Where do we draw the boundaries around our communities, and how do we defend them?

Daniel Raphael Silverstein

A Torn Family Comes Together

12/10/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:11 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 41:1-44:17; Numbers 7:48-59
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Havdalah: 5:15 p.m

Benjamin Telushkin
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