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A Dreamer of Dreams

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27.11.2021

Joseph can be called the first representation of the creative spirit in the text of the Torah. As Thomas Mann beautifully puts it in “Joseph and his brothers”:

“At the time, his brothers did not yet call him Dreamer, but it came to that very soon. If for now, they merely called him Utnapishtim and Reader of Stones, the mildness of these terms for expressing hostility can be explained by these young men’s lack of invention and imagination. They would indeed have gladly called him nastier names, but they could come up with none, and so they were very happy........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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