Miketz: Chapter 7

"And Joseph was the governor of the land"


This passage speculates on the secret meanings of Joseph's triumph in Egypt. It tells us that his victory was also one against the hidden powers of evil on the Left - that is, "the Evil Inclination."


Egypt is a metaphor for the human ego, our Evil Inclination, which is rooted in the Left Column. Strength and discipline to triumph over egocentric desires and evil tendencies are summoned forth in our souls as we scan the Hebrew Letters of this passage.