Vayigash – Love and Tears

What is the significance of Yosef’s tears? Why does he only cry on the shoulder of Benjamin, whereas he kisses and cries with each of the other brothers? What is the significance of the numerical values of Yosef and Yakov’s names? What is the concept of the kiss? What is the concept of tears?

Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.

Running time:  19:59


  1. Anonymous on December 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Baruch HaShem….
    Thank you Rabbi Goldwag…Thank you for the shir from Vayigash… one little question…

    You spoke of how Joseph cried and also how Joseph said he was sent ahead of his family to Egypt to be a provider for them and the world… well… thinking of how Rachel also cried.. and she also is not buried in Machpelah with her husband, but on the Road to Bethlehem to cry for her children… and the two/Rachel and Joseph being connected… what is the significance between the two and their roles? They seem similar… are they?

    Thank you very much for your deep insights… we all appreciate your teaching very much so.

  2. Batya Medad on December 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

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