1. Which was worse - selling Yosef, or deceiving Yaakov to believe that Yosef was dead? Which should have impacted on the souls of Yosef's brothers more - the guilt of having sold their brother, or watching the daily pain that their father endured? What carries a greater moral burden - a crime, or its coverup?

  2. Potiphar's wife accuses Yosef of sexual misconduct, even though she could just as easily have covered up the entire incident. What motivates people to be vengeful and bring pain to others? What kinds of steps can we, as individuals, take to prevent ourselves from becoming bitter or spiteful, regardless of the pain we feel?

    “The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” – Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher and author
    “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce, author and literary critic
    “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God” - Kohelet, 5: 1

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