Vayetze: Chapter 41

"My offering, the provision of my sacrifices made by fire"


The man the Rabbis meet on the road enlightens them to the hidden benefits of giving charity.


The wisdom and insight to recognize opportunities for sharing, combined with the motivation to give beyond our comfort zones is instilled within the reader. We must, however, be cognizant of the importance of concealed blessings. When one gives to receive honor and acclaim for his philanthropy, it is not considered true sharing. This passage awakens in our souls the prudence to give anonymously.