Vayigash – Shechina in Exile

What is the idea of Hashem’s assurance to Yakov that He will accompany him into the exile? Why does Onkelos uncharacteristically translate Hashem’s descent literally, as opposed to referring to Hashem’s honor? How do we understand the dichotomy of the exile being a place where Hashem’s presence is hidden, and yet the Divine Presence and Providence is increased? What is the idea behind the special Providence that only Yosef received, being the first of the Jewish people to enter exile?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

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