In this week's episode, Modya and David read Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23) and consider what can be learned about the character trait of Order from Joseph's extraordinary dreams, the deep antipathy his brothers feel toward him, and from the episode of Judah and Tamar. How might we best control our appetites and deploy our natural gifts to build a disciplined life without hurting others? The hosts explore these and other questions with examples from other readings, and from their own lives.
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.