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Parashas Vayigash (2012)


Vayigash 1

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3 years ago
Chp. 44 verses 18 - 34: Yehudah makes an impassioned plea to the viceroy to save Binyamin from servitude. He expresses his concern that leaving Binyamin in Eygpt would kill his elderly father. He goes so far as to offer himself as a slave instead of his younger brother.

Vayigash 2

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3 years ago
Chp. 45 verses 1 - 11: Yosef reveals himself to his brothers and asks them if his father is still alive. They are terrified by his appearance and they back away. He assures them that he means them no harm and that all that had transpired was orchestrated by Hashem. He instructs them on what to say to his father and that they should bring him and all their possessions down to Egypt where they will live close to him and he would support them through the five remaining years of the famine.

Vayigash 3

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3 years ago
chp. 45 verses 12 - 28: Yosef instructs his brothers on what to tell his father. He hugs Binyamin and the they cry on each others shoulders. He then kisses his brothers and cries with them. Pharaoh and the people are happy to hear that Yosef and his brothers have been re united. Pharaoh commands Yosef to send wagons to bring his father and all the family to live in Egypt. The brothers return home and they tell Yaakov all that Yosef had said, but he did not believe them. However, when he saw the wagons he realized that Yosef was alive and his spirit was revived and he wanted to go down to Egypt and see Yosef before he died.

Vayigash 4

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3 years ago
Chp. 46 verses 1 - 27: Yaakov visits B'eer Sheva on his way to Egypt. He brings sacrifices to Hashem, who comes to him in a vision at night and tells him that he will be with him and his descendents and that they will be a great nation. He promises him that Yosef will close his eyes when he dies and that he will be buried in the land of Canaan. Yaakov leaves with his whole family of seventy individuals. The Torah then lists them by their mothers.

Vayigash 5

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3 years ago
Chp. 46 verses 28 - 34 Chp. 47 verses 1 - 27: Yosef harnesses his own chariot, goes out to greet his father, and crys on his neck. He tells his family that he is going to tell Pharaoh that they have arrived, and that they should tell him that they are shepherds. Chp. 47, Yosef takes five of the weakest brothers to meet Pharaoh. He is then introduced to Yaakov who blesses him that the Nile should rise whenever he approached it. With Yaakov's arrival the famine ceased. The people were forced during the first two years of the famine to sell everything they owned to yosef. Now that Yaakov came they needed seed and so they sold themselves and their land to him. He made them sharecroppers to Pharaoh taking 1/5 of their produce, and the people were given to him. He moved the people from one city to another so that his family wouldn't feel like strangers. They dwelt in Goshen and there they were fruitful and multiplied.

Parashas Vayigash (2004 - 2007)


Vayigash 1a

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5 years ago
Chp. 44 verse 18 - chp. 45 verse 16: Yehudah approaches the viceroy with an impassioned plea to save Binyamin from servitude in Egypt. In chp.45 Yosef can no longer restrain himself from revealing himself to his brothers. He tells them to tell his father that he is alive and a ruler in Eygpt and that he should bring all the family and their possessions to Egypt. He cries on the shoulder of Binyamin and all the his brothers.

Vayigash 1b

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5 years ago
Chp. 45 verse 16 - chp. 46 verse 8: Pharaoh and the people are pleased that Yosefs brothers have come to Eygpt. Pharaoh sends wagons to transport the family and their possessions. Chp. 46, Yaakov stops in Beer Sheva were he offers sacrifices to Hashem. Hashem promises to make him a great nation in Egypt. He tells that He will go down to Egypt with him and that He will also bring Yaakov back, and that Yosef will be the one to close his eyes when he dies. Yaakov leaves Canaan with all of his family.

Vayigash 2a

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5 years ago
Chp. 46 verse 8 - Chp. 47 verse 6: Names the people who came down to Egypt with Yaakov. Yosef goes out to greet his father. He coaches his brothers on what to say when they meet Pharaoh. Chp. 47, Pharaoh is introduces to five of the brothers. They tell him what Yosef had told them to say.

Vayigash 2b

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5 years ago
Chp. 47 verses 6 - 27: Pharaoh offers the family the land of Goshen. Yosef introduces him to Yaakov and he blesses him. Yosef supports his family during the famine. The people sell themselves and their land to Pharaoh so that they don't die. Israel lived in the land of Goshen and they were fruitful and multiplied greatly.


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