“Parsha to the Point” – Vayigash 5778

Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayigash features a description of the difficult encounter between Joseph and his brothers, after a 22-year period of estrangement and physical separation. As the second most powerful leader in Egypt, Joseph accuses his brothers of espionage, and forces them to return with their little …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayigash 5778

Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and I will put them unto him together with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand” [Ezekiel 37:19]. Who is the most …

אישה ופרשה: ויגש תשע”ז

  על כבוד ופרטיות בעידן הריאליטי ואל מול תרבות השיתוף ברשתות החברתיות, מזכיר לנו יוסף המבקש להתגלות אל אחיו באינטימיות וללא עיניים זרות, שיש רגעים שאנו צריכים לשמור לעצמנו. עטרה מרקוס מדור פרשת …

“Parsha to the Point” – Vayigash 5777

Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27) Rabbi David Stav  This week’s portion, Vayigash, climaxes when Yosef reveals himself to his brothers, and invites Yaakov’s family to immigrate to Egypt. It doesn’t take much imagination to imagine the effect on Yaakov upon hearing the news. What could have happened to an aging father convinced that his …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayigash 5777

Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And Joseph fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on [Joseph’s] neck.” [Gen. 45:14] The poignant moment when these two brothers are reunited after a separation of twenty-two years is one of the most tender scenes in the Torah. After a …

אור תורה: ויגש תשע”ו

איחודם של יהודה ויוסף ינון אחימן   יהודה ויוסף שעמדו כאוייבים זה מול זה מגיעים לאיחוד כל אחד כעץ שלם העומד בפני עצמו, חיבורם וצרופם של שני העצים הוא היוצר גוי אחד. הגאולה השלמה תלויה באיחודם של האחים …

“Parsha to the Point” – Vayigash 5776

Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Vayigash begins where last week’s parsha ended off: the Egyptians are bent on throwing the book at Binyamin, whom they suspect of stealing a goblet. Yet the brothers, led by Yehuda, refuse to yield to their demands, and engage in negotiations …