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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayigash

December 16, 2015 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yosef reveals his identity to his brothers, prompting the entire family to move to Egypt, where Yosef reunites with his father, Yaakov.

Yaakov’s story comes full circle in chapter 46, verses 2-4, a passage with many intriguing parallels to a text that we read five weeks ago, about Yaakov starting out on the journey of his life. At that point, he has just left Beer Sheva and has laid down to go to sleep. The text says (28:12-15): “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it….” Read more >