Genesis 44:18-47:27



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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,

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



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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