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Joseph Reveals Himself to his Brothers

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My voice of insecurity whispered: perhaps if we were lower key he'd be less hostile? Is our Jewish pride fueling his anti-Semitism? On the other hand, why should I compromise my identity as a Jew to appease his racist rage?
A Lesson from Vayigash
Judah was essentially saying, "It makes no difference whether I think that my father was unfair. I have reached deep within myself and know that the most important truth is that I love my father and I cannot allow him such pain..."
When Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, he reassures them that he will not take revenge for their vile deed in selling him into slavery. He is alive, and now he is the viceroy in Egypt. He tells them that actually G‑d sent him to Egypt to save his fa...
In a very emotional scene (Genesis 45:1-3) Joseph reveals to his brothers who he is: their younger brother whom they sold to Egypt many years ago, and who is now the governor of Egypt. It is a huge shock for the brothers. They would have expected anything...
We all experience the pain of being treated unjustly by others. Anger is the natural reaction, yet it's counter-productive and often self-destructive. The story of Joseph and his brothers teaches us how to deal with these feelings...
The story of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers after decades of bitter separation is one of the most dramatic in the Torah. On a deeper level, it describes the moment of self-revelation in which our deepest soul makes itself known to us
The Tenth of Tevet is a fast day commemorating the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem which led to the destruction of the First Temple. It is therefore the first of the four fastsThe other three are 17 Tammuz (the day the walls of Jerusalem were breached...
And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them, and afterwards his brothers spoke with him.(Genesis: 45:14 -15) Painted in a simple direct manner, the painting captures...
Nancy called my father, complaining that the school van never came to pick up her kids. It didn’t take long for my father to realize what I had done . . .
A collection of laws that pertain to traveling. Studying while traveling, praying while traveling the Traveler’s Prayer, and more.
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