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Benjamin's mess

A particularly large portion (of something), or the largest portion given. A reference to Genesis 43:34, in which Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold to the Egyptians and became a high-ranking official, treated his former brothers to a feast, with his youngest brother Benjamin receiving a portion (often translated as "mess") five times that of the others. The phrase is used almost exclusively in reference to God or religion. When it comes to the love God gives us, we all have Benjamin's mess: many times more than we might have expected or felt we deserve.
See also: mess

Benjamin's portion

A particularly large portion (of something), or the largest portion given. A reference to Genesis 43:34, in which Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold to the Egyptians and became a high-ranking official, treated his former brothers to a feast, with his youngest brother Benjamin receiving a portion five times that of the others. The phrase is used almost exclusively in reference to God or religion. When it comes to the love God gives us, we all have Benjamin's portion: many times more than we might have expected or felt we deserve.
See also: portion

benjamin

A $100 dollar bill (which features a picture of Benjamin Franklin). I can't believe he dropped a few benjamins on food and drinks for everybody like it wasn't a big deal.

a Benjamin's portion (or mess)

the largest share or portion.
In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of the Jewish patriarch Jacob . When Jacob's sons encountered their long-lost brother Joseph in Egypt, where he had become a high official, they failed to recognize him, but Joseph generously entertained them: ‘And he took and sent messes [servings of food] unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of their's’ (Genesis 43:34).
See also: portion

Benjamin

and Benji
n. a one hundred dollar bill. (Bearing a picture of Benjanin Franklin.) You owe me two Benjamins! Here’s the Benji I owe you.
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Before Benjamin Walter remembers the story of Isaac Zapiski, it is his new neighbor, I.
With respect to Ilana's interaction with Benjamin Walter, she not only renders him aware of the collective importance of remembering the story of Isaac Zapiski; she also encourages the now-atheist Benjamin not to lose his faith not in the God of the Hebrew Scriptures, nor in the belief that divinely inspired benevolence can exist in the face of suffering.
Since Benjamin Walter is a Jew who has psychically repressed his roots, it seems fitting that the adult incarnation of the character of Ilana Davita from Davita's Harp should appear as a writer whose pen name, I.
the animal sacrificed in place of Isaac." At this point in their conversation, Potok writes: "Benjamin Walter had the distinct sensation that someone had placed heavy hands upon his shoulders and was propelling him in every direction" (250).
Davita in this final novella is back in tutoring mode, thrusting her brutal intelligence, world-weary for all that, upon an affronted, somewhat passive, more than slightly adoring victim, her neighbor the academician Benjamin Walter. He himself is a distinguished scholar in the history of warfare, surely her senior by a decade or more, long married to a gentle (and gentile) professor of literature who loves the fiction of their new neighbor and hopes to complete her critical study of Virginia Woolf before what she and Benjamin both see as her untimely death.
Zapiski, deathly ill as he is on any given day of the week, instructing the student Benjamin Walter in the rite of prayer for his bar mitzvah, hobbled with one leg but safely ensconced in America, decides to return to Nazi German to rediscover "the inside of myself." The teenaged Benjamin is bewildered, or is he?
Mrs Parry said that while the defendants accepted there was no excuse for such behaviour they had been upset by an insulting remark made by Mr Craven against Benjamin Walters' pregnant girlfriend.
Benjamin Walters, aged 20, of Harry Edward House, Broad Park Road, Henley Green, Coventry, failing to comply with a community rehabilitation order, fined pounds 40 and community rehabilitation order to continue.
Friends of Benjamin Walters, 18, discovered he was dead 12 hours after he passed out at a party.