Vayigash

Parshat Vayigash: How Do We Approach Others?

Yehuda Shtauber, OTS Deputy Director for Education

Parashat Vayigash: “And Yehuda approached him…” What do we learn about how we approach others?  We are living at a time when human culture not only sanctions freedom of expression and freedom of opinion – two prominent, leading values, it even promotes them. Regretfully, this hasn’t resulted in more profound discourse or mutual listening. Yehuda Shtauber,… Continue Reading Parshat Vayigash: How Do We Approach Others?

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayigash 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 – 47:27) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Joseph fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.”  (Gen. 45:14) This poignant moment when these two brothers are reunited after a separation of twenty-two years is one of the most tender scenes… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayigash 5779

“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 brother, Benjamin. After lengthy attempts… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Vayigash 5778

“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… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayigash 5778

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 השבוע של אתר כיפה, ח טבת תשע”ז, 06/01/2017 בפרשת ויגש סיפור יוסף ואחיו מגיע לשיאו. לאחר הנאום הרטורי והדרמתי של יהודה, שניגן… Continue Reading אישה ופרשה: ויגש תשע”ז

“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 beloved son had been killed… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Vayigash 5777

"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 beloved son had been killed… Continue Reading "Parsha to the Point" – Vayigash 5777

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayigash 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

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 neck.” 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 long chronicle of difficult… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayigash 5777