Vayigash

Genesis 44:18-47:27

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For full text in English and Hebrew, click here: Genesis 44:18-47:27

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 University

 

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, Big Tent Judaism

 

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

Parshat Vayigash Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parshat Vayigash Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parshat 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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For full text in English and Hebrew, click here: Genesis 44:18-47:27

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 University

 

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, Big Tent Judaism

 

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

Parshat Vayigash Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parshat Vayigash Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parshat 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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