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The Beit Yosef (OC 46) writes (quoting Sefer Abudirham): השבוי מברך שלא עשאני עבד שלא תקנו ברכה זו מפני העבדות עצמה, אלא מפני שאין העבד חייב במצות כישראל ואינו ראוי לבא בקהל ופסול לכמה דברים.‏ One who is captured blesses "SheLo Asani Eved" for [our sages] did not enact this blessing because of the work itself, but rather because a slave is not ...


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The Jewish Virtual Library on Homosexuality states that the Talmud records that the Egyptian Potiphar purchased Joseph "for himself " (Sotah 13b), that is, for homosexual purposes (Rashi). ArtScroll Gemara Sotah 13b2 and 14a1 Potiphar, a courtier of Pharoah, purchased him Rav said: This means that [Potiphar] bought [Yoseph] for himself, i.e. ...


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Not that they sold him into the sex trade, but that they thought that is where he ended up due to his beauty. See Bereishis Rabba 91 6 here, when the brothers came to Mitzraim for food, they were also keeping their eyes out to find Yosef. They headed to the area where the prostitutes were, saying our brother Yosef is is beautiful, perhaps he is there. And as ...


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Perhaps what you are referring to may emanate from Daat Zkenim on Genesis 39:19? (excerpt): כדברים האלה וגו. פירש"י בשעת תשמיש אמר' לו כן. ותימה להרב משה דבמס' סוטה פריך כתיב פוטיפר וכתיב פוטיפרע בתחלה נקרא פוטיפר וכשקנה יוסף קנהו למשכב זכור ונסתרס ונקרא פוטיפרע אלמא לא היה משמש מטתו וי"ל בשעת תשמיש לאו דוקא אלא בשעה שעוסק בעניני תשמיש. ועוד ...


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Seder Olam according to this translation states that Yoseph died at 110 in the year 2309. The translator also states that Levi (the last of the brothers to die) lived from 2194 - 2331 (year 95 in Mitzrayim). He dates the bondage from then. Note that given the 116 years mentioned in the quote below, the bondage would start from 2332. This may be a rounding ...


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Perhaps in the same way that the Jews were enslaved to values and views of the Egyptian society, we too are enslaved to our society. The בני ישראל had adopted the philosophical views, the ethical norms, the attitudes and beliefs in idolatrous practices. They were enslaved mind and body. Although we are not enslaved physically, we are in some regards ...


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In addition to what @Isaac Moses says above, the Midrash Esther Rabbah, Petihta Guimel also brings: ר' יצחק אמר: לעבדים ולשפחות אי אתם נקנין, אבל אתם נקנין להשמיד להרוג ולאבד, שכן אסתר אומרת לאחשורוש: "וְאִלּוּ לַעֲבָדִים וְלִשְׁפָחוֹת נִמְכַּרְנוּ הֶחֱרַשְׁתִּי" שכן כתב לנו משה רבינו בתורה "וְהִתְמַכַּרְתֶּם שָׁם לְאוֹיְבֵיכֶם לַעֲבָדִים ...



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