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This week's Torah Portion: 

10 MIKKETZ - AT THE END - GENESIS 41:1-44:17

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וַיְהִי מִקֵּץ שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים וּפַרְעֹה חֹלֵם וְהִנֵּה עֹמֵד עַל־הַיְאֹֽר

vay'hi mikketz sh'natayim yamim u'phar'oh choleym v'hiney omeyd ad-ha'y'or

"At the end of two years, Pharaoh had a dream: he was standing beside the Nile River."


“At the end of two years, Pharaoh had a dream.” This is how Parashat Mikketz begins, with the dreams of the highest ruler of Egypt. The title mikketz means “at the end.” Dreams play a significant part in the life of our main character Yosef (Joseph). It was his dreams and boyhood naivete that landed him in a dried up well, at the hands of his angry brothers. Moreover, HaShem also enabled him to interpret the dreams of both the chief baker and chief cupbearer, while imprisoned in Egypt. Accordingly, as we begin this week’s portion, we now find another dream being examined in Scripture and our man Yosef is about to get caught up right in the middle of these circumstances as well.
— Parashat Mikketz