Vayigash: Joseph – Economic Genius or Tyrannical Leader?

Posted by Neima Novetsky on January 3, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Joseph, VaYigash

In this week’s Pardes from Jerusalem podcast on parshat Vayigash, Neima Novetsky looks at the question of why the Torah elaborates about Joseph’s economic policies in Egypt.  What do these policies have to do with the history of Am Yisrael? And finally, do they portray Joseph in a positive or negative light?

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About Neima Novetsky

She and her family made aliyah from New York where she founded and directed the Advanced Tanakh Beit Midrash Program at Lincoln Square Synagogue. She has taught at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Midreshet Moriah, the Ma'ayan Institute for Women, and the Princeton University Hillel and has lectured on Biblical topics in various synagogues in both Israel and the USA. She is also a co-founder of a new Tanakh and Parshanut website called 'Al Ha Torah.'

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