Parsha “Miketz” (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17) continues the story, and the character development of Yosef, and at least sets the stage for that which sets Judah apart as well.

The Erev Shabbat (Friday evening) overview and intro lays it all out:

This time through the cycle, Mark Call takes a closer look at the ‘character issues’ outlined in the parsha. It’s clear that Yosef has matured in both “discernment” (‘bien’ in the original Hebrew) and “wisdom” (‘chakam’). But what should really resonate now is that he demonstrated what Pharoah recognized was needed in THAT time.

Today, at the onset of a different “time of trouble” — the same characteristics are vital. And we must not only develop them in ourselves, but be just as able to recognize them given what is ahead.

“Miketz: Character for a time of trouble”

The combined two-part teaching is here: