Illusion and allusion / Parashat Miketz
The holy spirit twinkled inside of Joseph and his brothers, all as the sons of one man.
When Joseph's brothers arrive in Egypt and he accuses them of being spies, they defend themselves and tell him their story: "We are all one man's sons; we are upright men, thy servants are no spies" (Genesis 42:11 ). In a midrash that appears in Genesis Rabbah (91:4 ), the sages offer a profound and meticulous interpretation of the first part of this verse, stating: "It is written 'We are all one...
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