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Vayigash – “And He Drew Near”

The name of this week’s parasha is Vayigash, meaning “and he drew near”, and covers Genesis 44:18-47:27. The story of Joseph’s brothers standing before him during their second journey to Egypt is continued in this parasha, which begins with Judah’s plea – asking to take Benjamin’s place as Joseph’s slave, since he had guaranteed Benjamin’s safe return to their father

By | 2017-12-26T01:22:03+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayigash – “And He Drew Near”

Vayigash – “And He Drew Near”

This week’s parasha is Vayigash, which means “and he drew near” and covers Genesis 44:18-47:27.  Last week’s parasha told us of Joseph’s imprisonment, his interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams, his rise to second-in-command over Egypt, and the seven years of famine to come.  Joseph’s brothers had come to Egypt, searching for food to buy, and did not recognize Joseph, though he

By | 2017-01-30T21:41:42+00:00 December 19th, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayigash – “And He Drew Near”

Vayigash – “And He Drew Near”

If the parasha cycle was ever made into a T.V. Show this would be where the announcer goes “Last Time On…The Bible!”  We continue from last week’s cliffhanger with the resolution of Joseph’s testing of his brothers.  Our parasha this week is called Vayigash which translates to “And He Drew Near” and covers Genesis 44:18-47:27.  This parasha demonstrates the need

By | 2017-01-30T21:42:30+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayigash – “And He Drew Near”

Vayigash – “And He Approached”

In last week’s Parasha Joseph tested his brothers’ honesty by devising a plan to accuse them of thievery. He engineered a plan to accuse Benjamin, his younger brother, the son of his mother Rachael.  Benjamin would be the means of this test. We know of the elaborate plot Joseph contrived; of the cup that was placed in Benjamin's sack, and

By | 2017-01-30T21:43:35+00:00 December 7th, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayigash – “And He Approached”