This week’s study is Parashat Vayigash (Bereshit / Genesis 44:18-47:27), the Parashah begins with Benjamin having the cup of Yoseph and the sons of Yisrael trying to explain to Yoseph that they must bring their brother back to their father. Judah offers himself in the place of Benjamin (44:8-34). Yoseph reveals himself to his brothers (45:1-8) and declares וְעַתָּה לֹא-אַתֶּם שְׁלַחְתֶּם אֹתִי הֵנָּה כִּי הָאֱלֹהִים וַיְשִֹימֵנִי לְאָב לְפַרְעֹה וּלְאָדוֹן לְכָל-בֵּיתוֹ וּמשֵׁל בְּכָל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם 45:8 ‘Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt. (NASB) Yoseph calls for Yisrael and his brothers to move to the land of Goshen to live because the famine was going to continue for another five years (45:9-15) and Pharaoh ordered that his family would come and he would give them the best of the land (45:9-24). Yisrael then makes an offering to the Lord God Almighty and travels to Mitzrayim (Egypt) (45:28-46:26). We learn that Jacob (Yisrael) is 130 years old (47:9) and the people were settled in the land of Goshen and Yoseph fed them because of the famine (47:11-13). The famine grew very severe and the people gave all their money in order to obtain food to survive (47:14-15). After the money was gone, the people brought their livestock and cattle to pay for the food (47:16-17). After this the people sold their land and themselves into slavery in order to buy grain for food to survive (47:18-21) and the people grew numerous in the land of Goshen (47:27). When Yisrael heard that his son lived, he brought an offering before the Lord and God spoke to him saying not to be afraid and that He would go down with him into Mitzrayim and there he will become a great nation. Read More here.
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