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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bat Z'kunim

This week's parsha introduces the sibling tension in Yaakov's family. The tension is based on Yosef's brothers' resentment of his stautus as the favored one.

"Now Yisrael loved Yoseph more than any of his other sons, ki ven z'kunim hu lo (because he had been born to him in his old age)..." (B'resheet 37:3)

A certain two lovely young ladies who currently reside in our house have been known to suggest to MHW and me that a certain Vance has the status of bat z'kunim.

They believe that we let her get away with stuff that we wouldn't have let them get away with. They accuse us of allowing the Vance to stay in our beds when she wakes up in the middle of the night when we had an absolute rule against that for them and their brothers.

We vehemently deny it! There's an explanation for everything, I tell you!

The good news is that I don't think they intend to kidnap the Vance and send her to Egypt.