The first Hanukkah edition of Parashah Talk. This week is parashat Va-yeshev [Genesis 37:1-40:23], the beginning of the Joseph story in earnest [we have been previously introduced to him], which will carry through to the end of the book in another 3 weeks. This week we have Joseph’s dreams, his sale into slavery, his stay in Potiphar’s house, and his imprisonment with the butler and baker. There is the curious story of Judah and Tamar, which, like Hanukkah, we did not have time for. At least with Hanukkah, we have another crack next week! With best wishes for a Shabbat Shalom and Hag Urim Same’ah [a peaceful Shabbat and a joyous Festival of Lights]! Thank you Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Jeremy Kalmonofsky and Barry Chesler!