Episode 141: The Biblical and Post-Biblical Personality of Yosef - Matan - The Sadie Rennert

Sunday | December 10, 2023

Episode 141: The Biblical and Post-Biblical Personality of Yosef

Dr. (Yosefa) Fogel Wruble with Dr. Malka Simkovich

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In this fascinating conversation with Dr. Malka Simkovich, we analyze the figure of Yosef and his complex personality through the lens of the biblical story and Second Temple literature.

This episode is part of Matan’s Bereshit series titled Choseness and Choices. The book of Bereshit is propelled forward by God’s chosen representatives: Adam, Noach, Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaakov, but these messengers impact the world because of the choices they make. It is the nexus between being chosen and the human choices that actualize the divine will in the world that is explored in this series.

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