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This Torah Portion begins with Jacob leaving Be’er Sheva (Beersheba) and fleeing to Haran, the land of his mother’s family. Along the way, he stops for a night’s sleep, using a stone for a pillow. In a dream, he sees a ladder reaching from earth to heaven with the angels of God ascending and descending on it. The angels are first mentioned in this passage as ascending the ladder, which may indicate that they have been accompanying Jacob on his journey all along.
When Pharaoh sent for Joseph, he didn't waste any time by telling Pharaoh the story of his unjust imprisonment. Instead, Joseph was careful to explain to Pharaoh that God had the answer. Despite years of hardship and suffering, Joseph's trust in God was still unwavering. As Joseph delivered to Pharaoh the interpretation of the dream, he explained to him that the dream was in fact a revelation from God that there would be a season of plenty, followed by a season of famine and lack.