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Can You Repeat That? (Mikketz)

Preview: How Yehudah’s speech to Yaakov echoes Yaakov’s earlier speech to Lavan – plus, other patterns of repetition in this monumental address.

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Look Who’s Talking (Shemot)

Preview: Why would Hashem choose a leader with a “heavy tongue and heavy mouth” to act as His spokesman to Pharaoh? For a clue, let’s look to an unlikely source: the “Tale of the Eloquent Peasant,” a very popular ancient Egyptian story about a man of great oratory skills who advocated for justice before the Pharaoh. Plus, other approaches.

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