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Judah's Debate with Joseph

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Judah's Debate with Joseph

The opening words of the Torah portion Vayigash hint to an eternal debate over how to deal with the trappings of this world.
Joseph, Judah, Vayigash

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Yehuda Haskelewitch Santa Monica February 3, 2017

Judaism view Jews have wrestled with this cognitive dissonance longer than perhaps anyone else. Pirkei Avot 3:19 of the Talmud states "הַכֹּל צָפוּי וְהָרְשׁוּת נְתוּנָה", which is usually interpreted as "Everything is foreseen, yet the freedom of choice is given." Reply

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