November 17, 2017 ~ Shabbat TOLEDOT. Maqam MAHOUR.

Shabbat Miqes


ויריצהו מן הבור - When Joseph was in jail, in an effort to secure his freedom, he asked the cupbearer to relay to Pharaoh about his experience with him. For over two years, Joseph was waiting for his salvation, but it did not come, because the cupbearer forgot about him. Then, suddenly, when he least expected it, he was "rushed out of the pit," as the words ויריצהו מן הבור (Genesis 41:14) indicate, and his deliverance came. He was released from incarceration so fast, that he barely had time to change clothing or to shave. Joseph had a complete reversal of fortune. The message from this story is that it is God that controls the world and the fate of all mankind. While it is imperative on all of us to continue to make efforts to accomplish our goals, ultimately, if God desires to save you from your problems, He can do so effortlessly and in the blink of an eye, just like He did for Joseph (Beth Torah, 12/31/16).