This parashah, Joseph sees more dreams, but not his. The ruler of the land has two dreams which Joseph is wise enough to both interpret and plan for, long term. His long term plans prevent a major famine, at least in Egypt, and thus also prevent the knock-on health menaces often associated with famines. Need I add that long term planning and access to full health care for everyone is essential?
Last year, we looked at engineering, in Parashat MiKetz, and Reverse Engineering.
Empathy starts to be heard, sort of, in this parashah, the 10th in the Torah. What do you think, Thoughtful Readers?
While there are many ways to help increasing empathy, Language Learning as a Fourth Tool for Empathy Building is both fascinating and practical.
Empathy building is a crucial task, particularly in our contentious society today. The task is tiring, and cannot be done all at once, but with careful planning, education, and greater cooperation between the generations, it can be done.
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4 thoughts on “Parashat Miketz 5783, Famine Prevention as Public Health, and More Dreams”
Yes, let’s! Let us accept every person we meet as the unique human being we all are, no matter of nationality, religion, age, gender, colour and whatever else humans can make up to exclude others.
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I found this quote on blogger Sonsnow’s site:
“It can sometimes seem as if one person will not be very effective. However, change in the world always begins with an individual who shares what he or she has learned and passes it on to others.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
I think he is right, and it confirms for me that all what we are doing here to promote empathy, has a result somewhere, even if we don’t see it right away.
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