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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-class 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-class 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.
So--three novellas: "Builder," during which Davita, the fair-haired college student, is hired to teach English to the adolescent Noah who has come to Brooklyn after having survived Auschwitz; "The War Doctor," in which the Jewish KGB militant learns early in the life of the Soviet Union how to terrorize and torture, in a kind of ad hoc, all but pleasurable bloodletting; and "The Trope Teacher," affording the reader a view of Davita as an aging, successful teller of stories, as her life is almost randomly and in some manner intimately joined with that of her Connecticut neighbor Benjamin Walter who has been prior to Davita's appearance blocked flora his own inner story.
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.
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.
It was ironic, said solicitor Elen Parry, that as part of their work, barman Benjamin Walters and amusement arcade supervisor Lewis Walters were often expected to defuse potentially violent situations.
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.