Professor Professor Alan Levenson asks why the brothers really hate Joseph.
Alan T. Levenson holds the Schusterman/Josey Chair in Judaic History and is the Director of the Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Levenson has written extensively on the modern Jewish experience for both scholarly and popular audiences. His book, Between Philosemitism and Antisemitism: Defenses of Jews and Judaism in Germany, 1871-1932 was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award Prize (paperback edition 2013), and his textbook, Modern Jewish Thinkers, is widely used in classes on Jewish thought. He is also author of Joseph: Portraits Through the Ages (2016) and most recently Maurice Samuel: Life and Letters of a Secular Jewish Contrarian (2022).