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  • The Fire That Does Not BurnIf there was enough oil to last for one day, the miracle of Chanukah was the seven additional days... Read More
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Joseph had spent an entire year in prison when one morning he noticed that two Egyptian prisoners seemed more unhappy than usual. So he asked them what was wrong. And out of that question, years later, emerged not only his own release from prison, but the rescue of all Egypt, indeed all the known world, from a famine of seven years. Everything Joseph did defied human nature. These were, after all, former officials of the royal court. It was just such an Egyptian official who had thrown him in the dungeon to begin with. It’s only human to harbor prejudice against...
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