Vayigash (Audio Portion)
“You didn’t send me to Egypt…Elohim did, so I could save lives!” Thus says Joseph to his brothers as they finally reconcile in a moment 22 years in the making. In the end, Joseph needed to have a picture painted of the suffering of his father Jacob to finally relent, even as his brothers also came into increasing awareness of their sins as well. But this parsha is about far more than just that one moving moment. It is also the time when Joseph’s father Jacob may have been appointed as a ruler in Egypt–twice–by the most famous Pharaoh of his dynasty. See the archaeology and judge it for yourself!