Parashat Vayiggash – The Faces We Behold

Divrei Shalom

What do we see when we look at another person? What do we see when it is a loved one? What do we see when we see it is someone whom we’ve not seen for a long period of time?  What do we see when it is someone with whom we have a challenging relationship? These questions flood my mind as I read this week’s Torah portion, Vayiggash, which opens with the revelation by Joseph of his true identity to his brothers who have come to Egypt to procure food for their family as a famine has gripped the land of Canaan. I always find the opening scene of our portion to be one of the most emotional and gut-wrenching of stories we read in Torah. Our portion opens:

wm-Joseph-reveals-himself-Peter_von_Cornelius-thumb-640x640-3751Then Judah went up to him and said, “Please, my lord, let your servant appeal to my lord, and…

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