A Bissel to Nibble III

 A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Parsha

by Rabbi Mark

*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 Miketz (Genesis 41 – 44:17)

It was only last week when Joseph’s life couldn’t get any lower – he was literally stuck in the pit of his life.  This week we find him not only having ascended from that pit, but rising to power, as Pharoah’s “right-hand man.”  As second in command, he is decked in bling-bling from Pharoah – donning robes of fine linen, and wearing a new signet ring and gold chain (happy hanukkah Joseph!). What a transformation, as he climbs from the pit to power!

REFLECTION QUESTIONS: From pit to power: How can we, like Joseph, rise from feeling stuck in our lives to feeling empowered?  Can we imagine what our own spiritual ascension/transformation might look and feel like?

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Hanukkah,

Rabbi Mark

Happy Hanukkah,
Rabbi Mark Melamut

About Gabriele Lange

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