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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayigash

December 19, 2017 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.

There is a story in the Torah about a person who is banished from the Land of Yisrael and winds up living in a nearby country. The person’s innate beauty affects the course of their life. The character helps the local ruler with a major issue, which was recognized by disturbed sleep at night, and the person is promoted to second-in-command of the country. Over the course of these events, the person’s true identity remains hidden, and is revealed at a dinner only after meeting a number of times with those who don’t realize this true identity. In the end, the hero succeeds in saving the Jews from certain death. Read more >