- This story is uncomfortable for many reasons. What do you think is possible to glean from it?
- What do you think is the significance of the debate about how to derive the number of 'labor' that are prohibited on Shabbat?
- Why do you think they bring in the Joseph story here?
THE TAKEAWAY: YOSEF AND SHABBAT
- Why do you think Joseph is associated with Shabbat observance (other than the literary connection the midrash highlights)?