The Rabbis relate that Joseph hid three treasures in Egypt. They were not referring to monetary treasures,
though, but to the three invaluable lessons to be learned from the life of Joseph:
1) No one can interfere with a person's destiny. Joseph dreamed of leadership and Yahveh wanted him
to be a ruler in Egypt. Despite his brothers' efforts to destroy him by throwing him into the pit, selling him as a slave
and his subsequent arrest in Egypt, Joseph became the ruler of the land.
2) It is a myth that the only way to succeed in the secular world is by compromising on Torah and spiritual
values. Joseph was a living truth to this. He rose to the highest position in the government of Egypt, yet remained righteous
from beginning to end.
3) Though, unfortunately, at times brothers quarrel, their animosity and hatred is not everlasting. Eventually,
they make up and love each other. This was evident with Joseph and his brothers. While in the beginning they hated him, (Genesis
37:4) at the end he forgave them and they lived in harmony.
Throughout history there has been much hatred and strife, but when Messiah comes there will be
no more jealousy and rivalry, and all will embrace His Holiness.