157. "Now there arose a new king" (Shemot 1:8). Rabbi Yosi says, Every day the Holy One, blessed be He, makes angels into messengers to the world, as is written, "Who makes the winds His messengers" (Tehilim 104:4). It is not written, 'made,' but rather, "makes," IN THE PRESENT TENSE, because every day He "makes." And at that time was appointed AN ANGEL as an overseer of Egypt, which is the meaning of, "Now there arose a new king." He is definitely new, FOR HE IS THE OVERSEER THAT THE HOLY ONE, BLESSED BE HE, JUST MADE.
158. "Who knew not Joseph" (Shemot 1:8), because THE OVERSEER was from the place of separation, as is written, "And from thence it was parted, AND BRANCHED INTO FOUR STREAMS" (Beresheet 2:10). The first to separate was the River of Egypt, AS IS WRITTEN, "THE NAME OF THE FIRST WAS PISHON" (IBID. 11), WHICH IS THE RIVER OF EGYPT. Because of this, he knew not Joseph, who is the place where all unity resides, which is called 'righteous.' FOR JOSEPH IS THE SECRET OF YESOD, WHICH IS CALLED 'RIGHTEOUS' BECAUSE ALL THE UNIONS OF ZEIR ANPIN AND THE NUKVA ARE MADE WITH ITS HELP. AND THE SEPARATION DOES NOT WANT TO KNOW THE UNION.