In the eleventh section of the Book of Genesis, we reach the dramatic climax of the chronicle of Joseph. It begins as Judah approaches (Vayigash, “and he approached” in Hebrew) Joseph in defense of Benjamin. Judah’s willingness to save Benjamin convinces Joseph that the brothers have repented and risen above their previous jealousy, so he ends the masquerade and reveals his true identity to them. Joseph then immediately sends all the brothers to bring their father Jacob to Egypt, where the family will settle in order to live through the famine. Ironically, the famine ends as soon as Jacob arrives, but the family stays in Egypt in fulfillment of G‑d’s plan as originally promised to Abraham.