Vayeishev – A Birthday Brings Renewed Mazel

Pharaoh celebrates his birthday with a party and pardons his chief butler. The Torah is a book of theology, philosophy, psycho-spirituality – why bother with birthdays, and of Pharaoh no less? To inform us that as the cycle of birth is renewed so is the flow of spiritual strength that we gain – our Mazel beats stronger. That’s why a birthday should be celebrated spiritually