Posted on December 17, 2014
In this week's Torah portion of Mikeitz we are in the midst of the fabulous story of Joseph, now shorn of his Technicolor dreamcoat and locked away in an Egyptian prison.
Dreams play a central role—not for the first time in Genesis, and not for the first time in the Joseph story. In Mikeitz Pharaoh, the king of Egypt dreams a famous dream: seven fat cows emerge from the Nile River, and then are eaten by seven skinny cows; then seven fat ears of grain are devoured by seven lean ears of grain. What does it all mean?