Parsha vaYeishev Aliyah 1

Bereishit (Genesis) 37:1—11

1Yaakov settled in the land of his father’s sojourning, in the land of Canaan. 2These are the chronicles of Yaakov: Yosef, at the age of seventeen years, was a shepherd with his brothers by the flocks, but he was a youth with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Yosef would bring evil reports about them to their father. 3Now Yisra’el loved Yosef more than all his sons since he was a child of his old age, and he made him a fine woolen tunic. 4His brothers saw that it was he whom their father loved most of all his brothers so they hated him; and they could not speak to him peaceably.

5Yosef dreamt a dream which he told to his brothers, and they hated him even more. 6He said to them, “Hear, if you please, this dream I dreamt: 7Behold! ― we were binding sheaves in the middle of the field, when, behold! ― my sheaf arose and remained standing; then behold! ― your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf.”

8His brothers said to him, “Would you reign over us? Would you then dominate us?” and they hated him even more ― because of his dreams and because of his talk.

9He dreamt another dream, and related it to his brothers. And he said, “Look, I dreamt another dream: Behold! the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down me.”

10And he related it to his father and to his brothers; his father scolded him, and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamt! Are we to come ― I and your mother, and your brothers ― to bow down to you to the ground?” 11So his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept this matter in mind.

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