Vayehi: Am I in Place of God? A Mature Joseph Responds to his Frightened Brothers

Posted by Howard Markose on January 10, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Vayehi

After undergoing a series of successes and disappointments in his life, Joseph is forced to ask himself: Do I forgive and forget my brothers’ indiscretions, or exact just a bit of ‘pay-back’ for what they did to me? In this week’s parsha podcast by Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose, he discusses how we react to his decision?

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About Howard Markose

Howard teaches Biblical Hebrew at Pardes. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Howard lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 at which time he served as assistant rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation and rabbi at Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Click here to read more.

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