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Parashat Vayigash – Love For Another

וַיִּפֹּל עַל צַוְּארֵי בִנְיָמִן אָחִיו וַיֵּבְךְּ וּבִנְיָמִן בָּכָה עַל צַוָּארָיו And he fell on his brother Binyamin’s neck and wept, and Binyamin wept on his neck.   After many years of separation, the brothers were finally reunited. As one might expect, in this emotionally charged moment Yosef and Binyamin wept on each others shoulders. The...

Parashat Vayigash – The Power Of Shame

וְלֹא יָכְלוּ אֶחָיו לַעֲנוֹת אֹתוֹ כִּי נִבְהֲלוּ מִפָּנָיו… …but his brothers could not answer him because they were frightened by his presence. – ● Anticipating our experience on the day of judgement can be a powerful motivational tool. – Yosef’s brothers sold him into slavery, and were wrong to do so. However, contrary to our...

Parashat Vayigash – Hashem Did It

וַיֹּאמֶר אֲנִי יוֹסֵף אֲחִיכֶם אֲשֶׁר מְכַרְתֶּם אֹתִי מִצְרָיְמָה, וְעַתָּה אַל תֵּעָצְבוּ וְאַל יִחַר בְּעֵינֵיכֶם כִּי מְכַרְתֶּם אֹתִי הֵנָּה, כִּי לְמִחְיָה שְׁלָחַנִי אֱלֹהִים לִפְנֵיכֶם… וַיִּשְׁלָחֵנִי אֱלֹהִים לִפְנֵיכֶם לָשׂוּם לָכֶם שְׁאֵרִית בָּאָרֶץ וּלְהַחֲיוֹת לָכֶם לִפְלֵיטָה גְּדֹלָה, וְעַתָּה, לֹא אַתֶּם שְׁלַחְתֶּם אֹתִי הֵנָּה, כִּי הָאֱלֹהִים And he said, “I am Yosef your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. However, do...

Parashat Vayigash – Keeping Control

וְלֹא יָכֹל יוֹסֵף לְהִתְאַפֵּק לְכֹל הַנִּצָּבִים עָלָיו וַיִּקְרָא הוֹצִיאוּ כָל אִישׁ מֵעָלָי וְלֹא עָמַד אִישׁ אִתּוֹ בְּהִתְוַדַּע יוֹסֵף אֶל אֶחָיו And Yosef could not bear all those standing beside him, and he called out, “Take everyone away from me!” So no one stood with him when Yosef made himself known to his brothers. – Yosef...

Parashat Vayigash – Keeping An Active Link

…וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים לְיִשְׂרָאֵל בְּמַרְאֹת הַלַּיְלָה And Hashem said to Yisrael (Yaakov) in visions at night… – Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk, author of the sefer Meshech Chochma, notes that of our three forefathers, Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov, only Yaakov had Hashem speak to him at night as noted here and earlier in Parashat Vayetze. The...

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