Weekly Torah Portion: Vayigash

Torah thoughts from the Old City of Jerusalem.

Rabbi Chaim Richman

Judaism Temple Instittute (Ark)
Temple Instittute (Ark)

The supernal sparks flew when Yehudah approached Yosef.

Ready to engage in cosmic battle for the life of Binyamin, Yehudah's anguish turned to joy when Yosef revealed his true identity.

We all share in the joy of the reconciled and reunited brothers, and in the return of Yosef to his father Yaakov.

This story of reconciliation is the paradigm and blueprint for the great redemption that is to come, when the brothers will once again unite, in heart and soul and might.