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Yosef’s Hints

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In Parshat Miketz, Yosef’s brothers still do not know that Pharaoh’s second in command is in fact their brother, who seats them in age order (Breisheet 43:33):

They were seated before him, the firstborn according to his seniority and the youngest according to his youth. The men looked at one another in astonishment.

The Midrash, Breisheet Rabba 92:5 states that Yosef assigned their seats by tapping his goblet and calling out, “Yehuda is the king (and leader of his brothers) and is the most important so he will sit at the head. Reuven, who was born first will sit next to him etc.” When he got to Binyamin, he said, “He........

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