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Joseph vs. Moses: A Comparison

One engages in dialogue with his fellow Jews, and one engages in a dialogue with God. What’s the meaning of the difference?

From The Story of Joseph by Biagio d’Antonio, 15th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

From The Story of Joseph by Biagio d’Antonio, 15th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Atar Hadari
Observation
Jan. 4 2018
About the author

Atar Hadari’s Songs from Bialik: Selected Poems of H. N. Bialik (Syracuse University Press) was a finalist for the American Literary Translators’ Association Award. Lives of the Dead: Poems of Hanoch Levin was recently awarded a PEN Translates 2016 grant and is forthcoming from Arc Publications.


One engages in dialogue with his fellow Jews, and one engages in a dialogue with God. What’s the meaning of the difference?

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