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Joseph's Dreams- Can Dreams be True?

In the current Torah portion, Joseph tells his brothers about his dreams, the idea of which was that he will rule over them in the future. As a result, his brothers were jealous of him. But, his father "guarded the matter", he was waiting for it to be fulfilled.

Jacob knew that Joseph's spiritual level was much higher than his brother's. His dreams were not an attempt to be arrogant and proud in front of others. He knew that Joseph would become king and pave the way for the salvation of all the people of Israel. Therefore, he expected his dream to come true because it was the opening to redemption.

Joseph's dreams were fulfilled when starvation forced Jacob

and his sons to emigrate to Egypt, where Joseph served as viceroy. The entire Jewish people were exiled from their land however, the real goal of the exile is to raise the nation to a level that is much higher than it was before the exile. As a result, when the final Redemption comes, the Jewish people (and with them, all the Noahides around the world) will be on an even higher level than they were before the Holy Temple existed.

All spiritual descents, states of darkness and concealment, are simply external representations. The world is getting more holy and purified each day due to our fulfillment of the 613 commandments for Jews and the 7 commandments for the children of Noah until it becomes a proper dwelling place for G-d.

Jakob's reaction to Joseph's dreams was: "waiting for His fulfillment" This means that Jakob was waiting for Joseph's dreams to be materialized. The primary goal of these cryptic dreams is to help us in times of downfall and spiritual darkness until the coming of Redemption when the ultimate elevation of the world will be reached.


Rabbi Moshe Bernestein is a writer and a Community Rabbi in Netanya, Israel. He believes in making connections between the Jewish People and the Noahides worldwide in order to share and enhance the knowledge of the Torah's Universal Code for Humanity and fulfil Isaiah's Prophecy 11:9 " And the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the oceans".


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