This week, Modya and David explore parshat Miketz (Gen. 41:1-44:17) and consider its lessons for the character trait of Order. As Joseph gains power and influence, and preserves order and wellbeing in Egypt, he also confronts both his brothers and his own feelings about them. The hosts consider the many ways in which our own senses of order must be balanced with other traits in order to create an approach to life that is both freeing and disciplined, informed by both a desire for justice and the capacity to forgive.
Modya Silver is an author and psychotherapist based in Toronto. David Gottlieb is a faculty member in the Jewish Studies program at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago.