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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayigash

January 4, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

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

The list of the people who went down to Egypt as part of Yaakov’s family mentions only the men by name, with two exceptions: Deena, Yaakov’s daughter by Leah, and Serach, the daughter of Asher. Many people believe that only the men are mentioned by name because in the patriarchal society of that time, only men affected history. Why, then, is Serach mentioned? Read more >