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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...