A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Parsha by Rabbi Mark Melamut
*Bissel: (bis-sel) Yiddish. Meaning: “a little.” “Give me a bissel lox on my bagel, would you, darling?” A biselleh is even less. (www.bubbygram.com)
Served each Friday afternoon, noonish.
Parshat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23)
Among the details of another action packed torah portion this week, Joseph’s brothers toss him into a pit and sell him off. We learn that this is primarily a result of Jacob’s favoritism towards Joseph (including that “special” coat), along with Joseph sharing his dreams with his family of them bowing down to him.
REFLECTION QUESTIONS: Is there anything in your life that is making you feel like you have been tossed into a pit? What resources from your Jewish, spiritual toolkit provide you with comfort, relief or support?
Rabbi Mark Melamut