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Miketz: A True Brother

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A Jewish Boy In Egypt

Our Parsha relates the story of Josef in the land of Egypt. What was a good Jewish boy dong in Egypt? Why did he become Viceroy of such a corrupt and immoral land?
There was a famine in the region and Egypt was the only country with the foresight to fill its storehouses with food. The Jews in Canaan, later to be known as Israel, grew desperate as they slowly depleted their storehouses and their meager resources dried up. Where did they turn during those difficult times?
G-d had foreseen this terrible time and planted Josef in Egypt so that he could lend his brothers support in their time of need. As the Torah tells us, Josef did not sit back and enjoy his privileged and esteemed position. On the contrary, he went out of his way to share with his brothers. He invited them to Egypt, secured a home for them and provided for them out of the national stores.

Moral Courage

Josef was not concerned with what his neighbors might say. He was not worried about arousing the ire of his countrymen. His brothers were in need and he was there to help. No questions asked no answers needed.
That is a true brother. That is a brother we can learn from
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