was 17 at the time.
-He was a slave. He was all alone in a foreign land.
-The wife of Potifar was not Egyptian and had great beauty.
-She tried everyday to get him to sin, the Medrash states she would change
her clothing many times a day as well as other tactics.
-Yosef not only did not sin he never looked at her even once.
-The wife of Potifar had her servants tie down yosef, they placed a metal
brace around his neck with a sharp point right under his chin. Yosef still
refused to look at her and each time he would lower his head and cut open
his chin. It therefore says "They bound his legs in rope and metal
pierced his soul" Tehilim 105.
-This happened every single day for a period of a year.
-He never once gave in to his desires.
-His biggest test happened on the day of "Nital". From ancient
times this day has been a day of worship for the Pagens. It is the shortest
day of the year when the night is the longest. It is on this day that
the forces of darkness have the most power. The Christians took this day
and use it for their Xmas. The day is so impure that many Kabbalists are
afraid to study Torah on this night fearing the other side might suck
energy from it. Instead they do acts of Kindness to overrun the Dinim.
-The Egyptons who worshiped the forces of the other side would make a
huge celebration for their gods on this day. They would do much demonic
worship to receive black power.
-On this day the house was totally empty since every went to participate
in the worship, only the wife of Potifar was home claiming she was sick.
-On this day Yosef was at his lowest point since the other side holds
much power. The wife of Potifar was on the highest since the power of
the snake was ruling.
-On this day yosef almost fell, However all his previous resistance now
came to his aid he visualized the image of his father Yackov he then Medditated
on the name containing the Mystery of the Ketonet Pasim. This was the
last thing his father had taught him. With this he overcame his desires
he stabbed his fingers and toes in the ground placing his full weight
on them until the desires left him.
-Even when the wife of Potifar tried forcing him to sin he escaped not
delaying there for even a second. In order to get away from her he left
her grabbing his overcoat. Yosef knew full and well that she would now
have evidence to accuse him. He also knew the fate of an adulteress slave
in Egyptian law, death.
-Potefar who knew his business dealings had been blessed since the arrival
of Yosef refused to have him Killed instead he was thrown into a pit.
-The wife of Potifar would constantly sneak into the jail and continue
to tempt him also offering him freedom and money and had him tortured
when he refused.
not give in he won the battle. He earned the title Yosef Hatzadik. He
received the position of Tzadik Yesod Alom
-The kabbalah teaches that once an action has already been done in history
it carves a path. When this action is repeated it becomes easier each
time. Yosef had the hardest temptations in history, not only because of
the circumstances but also because of the strength of his desires which
no one ever experienced and no one ever will. When Yosef defeated this
and was Shomer Habis he paved a path for future Shomri Habris.
much reward in this world and the next. He became viceroy of Egypt the
most powerful country of that age.
As it says in Tehilim 105 "He made him master off his house and controller
of all his wealth. He had the power to impression the highest ranking
officials and was able to outsmart even their wisest men"
in Brachot say the descendents of Yosef are not subject to damage caused
by the evil eye. Yosef who did not let his eyes gaze at something they
were not allowed to, his descendents rule over the power of the eye.
-When the Jews
wanted to cross the Yam Suf it refused to split until it saw the coffin
-This is what
Rebbe Nachman writes about Yosef "Yosef who was Shomer Habris merited
to receive the Bechorah (title of Firsborne) this manifests in having
the power of prayer. This is the sword with the double blade".