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Joseph: (a) (1562-1452 BCE) Son of Jacob and Rachel, eleventh of the Twelve Tribes. As the oldest son of his favored wife, Jacob loved him dearly and gave him preferential treatment, causing Joseph's brothers to envy him and sell him into slavery. He landed in Egypt, where, after enduring slavery and prison, he interpreted Pharaoh’s puzzling dreams and became viceroy of the land. During the famine that followed he brought his family down to Egypt, setting the stage for their slavery and ultimately their Exodus. Buried in Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem. (b) A common Jewish name.
Artist’s Statement: Of all the awkward moments in history, this is one of the most awkward! Joseph was sold to Egypt by his brothers, it was a Divine plan. The brothers never expected to see him back, even less as the viceroy of Egypt! When they found out...
Artist’s Statement: This piece features the multicolored coat from the Biblical story of Joseph, found in the Torah portion of Vayeshev. The coat is floating in front of imagery from Joseph's dreams. Hebrew verses are featured throughout the piece.
Artist’s Statement: What we see is a Divine plan, but first: a family drama. Did Jacob (subliminally or not) favor the oldest son of his beloved wife Rachel over his other sons? That's how it appears. He sent Joseph to find his brothers. Was that a smart ...
“May G-d grant me another son.” (Genesis 30:24) Joseph was Rachel’s first child, born after many years of waiting. The name Joseph indicates adding, embracing, and gathering. This painting shows us Joseph's tomb, the center of which is a gaping black hole...
Artist’s Statement: Yosef, the special son, received a special blessing from his father, Yaakov. In this picture, you can see the fruitful tree under which Yosef studied Torah. I also included Yosef's mother, Rachel, and his infant brother, Benjamin. The ...
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