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This week’s parasha ends with Yosef in prison.
He’s been a model prisoner and has been put in charge of all the other prisoners.
Then Paro gets angry with his chief butler and chief baker and throws them into the same prison with Yosef.
One night the butler and baker have dreams that leave them troubled.
Esav and Yaakov were twins.
Because Esav was born a few minutes before Yaakov, he had the privileges and responsibilities of the firstborn.
Yaakov realized that Esav was not spiritually fit to fulfill his role.
Therefore, he took advantage of an opportunity to purchase the birthright from his brother.
There is a phenomena that we all see from time to time – a person who carefully observes Jewish ritual but seems to be lax when dealing with people.
In this week’s parasha we see how Avraham dealt with people during a very difficult time in his life.
It’s easy to get the wrong impression.
When we read the Chumash, it seems like every few lines God is speaking to someone.
You may say to yourself, “Well, if God would only speak to me, then life would certainly be easier!”