Vayigash

Genesis 44:18-47:27

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In this Torah portion, Joseph’s brothers refuse to return to Canaan without Benjamin, whom Joseph has falsely accused of theft. Joseph reveals his true identity and invites his brothers to go back for their father Jacob and move with him and their families to Egypt. When they return, Joseph introduces his father to Pharaoh, and, at Pharaoh’s suggestion, the family settles in Goshen, a particularly fertile region of Egypt.

Click here for a summary of Vayigash.
Click here for a summary of the Haftarah for Vayigash.

Wheat
The people of Egypt came to Joseph
for wheat during the great famine.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Using Personal Tragedy For Growth
Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger, KOLEL
Transformative Testimony
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS
Jacob and Pharaoh: A Brief Encounter
Rabbi Pamela Wax, Union for Reform Judaism
Proximity & Repair
Rabbi Elliot Kukla, AJWS

 

Achievement And Action
Rabbi Andy Bachman, socialaction.com
  Joseph’s Foresight and Restraint
David Goldblatt, Canfei Nesharim

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Don’t Be Quarrelsome On The Way
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity
Avoiding Confrontation & Responsibility
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships
Joseph’s Moment of Truth
Rabbi Charles Savenor, Jewish Theological Seminary
Joseph’s Intermarriage
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative
Preparing For Exile
Rabbi Yitzchok A. Breitowitz, Orthodox Union
Reminders Of Love
Steve Greenberg, CLAL
Feeling Another’s Pain
Rabbi David Rosenn, UJA-Federation of New York
The God Of Isaac
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hillel

Multimedia

Parashat Vayigash Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Parashat Vayigash Challah
Julie Seltzer
Parashat Vayigash for Families
Torah Topics for Today
Speak Softly
Torah Topics for Today
Lying Does Not Pay
Torah Topics for Today





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In this Torah portion, Joseph’s brothers refuse to return to Canaan without Benjamin, whom Joseph has falsely accused of theft. Joseph reveals his true identity and invites his brothers to go back for their father Jacob and move with him and their families to Egypt. When they return, Joseph introduces his father to Pharaoh, and, at Pharaoh’s suggestion, the family settles in Goshen, a particularly fertile region of Egypt.

Click here for a summary of Vayigash.
Click here for a summary of the Haftarah for Vayigash.

Wheat
The people of Egypt came to Joseph
for wheat during the great famine.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Using Personal Tragedy For Growth
Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger, KOLEL
Transformative Testimony
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS
Jacob and Pharaoh: A Brief Encounter
Rabbi Pamela Wax, Union for Reform Judaism
Proximity & Repair
Rabbi Elliot Kukla, AJWS

 

Achievement And Action
Rabbi Andy Bachman, socialaction.com
  Joseph’s Foresight and Restraint
David Goldblatt, Canfei Nesharim

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Don’t Be Quarrelsome On The Way
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity
Avoiding Confrontation & Responsibility
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships
Joseph’s Moment of Truth
Rabbi Charles Savenor, Jewish Theological Seminary
Joseph’s Intermarriage
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative
Preparing For Exile
Rabbi Yitzchok A. Breitowitz, Orthodox Union
Reminders Of Love
Steve Greenberg, CLAL
Feeling Another’s Pain
Rabbi David Rosenn, UJA-Federation of New York
The God Of Isaac
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hillel

Multimedia

Parashat Vayigash Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Parashat Vayigash Challah
Julie Seltzer
Parashat Vayigash for Families
Torah Topics for Today
Speak Softly
Torah Topics for Today
Lying Does Not Pay
Torah Topics for Today





Return to the index of weekly Torah portions.

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