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Vayigash: Neck and neck

Does reconciling always mean total forgiveness? Can we reconcile with someone whom we don’t fully forgive? There are several instances of reconciliation in Bereshit, Genesis. One was when Jacob and Esau reconciled in Chapter 33:4  “And Esau ran toward him … Continue reading

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Vayigash: Forgiving, not forgetting

“I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold to Egypt.  Now, don’t be troubled, don’t be chagrined because you sold me here, for it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you….so it’s not you who sent … Continue reading

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Vayigash: Be like Judah

Family reunions can be tough, especially when there are members of the family who haven’t spoken in years.  Will the meeting be confrontational?  How will the family move forward after years of estrangement? Will forgiveness be offered on all sides? … Continue reading

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Vayigash: Enough

Judah learned a lot about being a father by being a son, which made him a better brother, which in turn, changed the course of the Biblical narrative. What? Just before this week’s parasha, (Torah portion) we read about Judah … Continue reading

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“I just need a moment” – Joseph

The Bible makes a point of noticing when men cry.  So do we, I suppose; just consider the ink spilled about Bill Clinton.  We can easily assume there were many, many tears shed by women throughout Torah and all of … Continue reading

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