Weekly Torah Portion: Vayeshev
Weekly Torah Portion: Vayeshev

Parashat Vayeshev begins the painful story of brothers whose enmity toward their precocious younger brother Yosef and the preferential treatment he receives from their father is so great that it tears the family apart.

It also sets the groundwork for centuries of bondage in Egypt.

But it also chronicles the origins of the two messianic figures who will play a role in Israel's future redemption:

Messiah son of Yosef and Messiah son of David.