Vayigash – Unity in Israel

What does the story of Yosef and Yehuda and the brothers coming together represent, beyond the simple understanding of the verses? How do these two great paragons of leadership return to a state of unity alongside all the children of Israel? Why did we read the story of Shlomo Hemelech (King Solomon) with the two women fighting over a baby in last week’s haftarah? Where was Yosef trying to lead his brothers through this whole challenge he put them through? In what way did Yehuda bow to Yosef’s leadership, and in what way was Yehuda able to press Yosef to bow to his own will? How does this parallel the unity of the people of Israel today and the future coming together of all the disparate elements of the Jewish people?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 29:08

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