Vayeshev (Audio Portion)
As they always seem to say this time of year, “Nothing like being home with the family”–except of course if that family is planning to murder you, dispose of your body in a pit and lie to Dad for 22 years about what really happened. Then they tamper with physical evidence of a crime scene, commit fraud, and that’s just the first chapter. Then the same woman presides over the death of TWO of her husbands while she is sequestered by the patriarch to wait for a third one, only to contrive to have an affair with her father in law to move things along. That and, oh yeah, almost forgot, Joseph is enslaved in Egypt where various bedroom intrigues land him in prison, but totally NOT in the way things of that nature seem to happening today. And if that’s not enough, the President this week acknowledged Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, so could this be more ripped from the headlines than that?