Seeing as Potifar and his wife were both primarily concerned with immoral acts- which lead to poverty (Sotah, 4), on what grounds did he merit that his house became blessed?


Oznayim la'Torah (citing R. Moshe ha'Darshan): Because he placed it in the charge of Yosef 1 and Yosef's house was worthy of blessing. 2


Oznayim l'Torah: As the Torah writes here "Vay'hi ne'Az Hifkid oso al Beiso .... ".


Similar to Lavan's house that became blessed after Ya'akov arrived in Charan.


How long was Yosef in Potifar's house?


Da'as Zekenim, Hadar Zekenim: He was there one year - ba'Bayis in winter, u'va'Sadeh in summer. Seider Olam says that he was one year in his house, and 12 years in the dungeon. 1


Hadar Zekenim retracted to learn unlike Seider Olam. Refer to 40:1:151:1*,2 2


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