A Bissel to Nibble II

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)

Joseph's multicolored coatAmong 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?

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Mark Melamut

About Gabriele Lange

Multi Media Consultant in SF Bay Area WebDesign at City College 2008-2011 Professional Photographer since 1998 Lived in Berlin, Germany between 1987-1994
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