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פרשת ויגש
Prepared by Rabbi Stephen Texon

Dear Friends,

This week in Parashat “Vayigash” we read of the reconciliation and reunification of Joseph with his brothers and with his beloved father Jacob after a long 22 year absence. What a saga it was with many incredible twists and turns, ups and downs and everything in between. In spite of it all, family loyalty won out revealing great nobility of character and the capacity of great forgiveness. 

Joseph never lost hope in the guiding light of the Divine and neither did Jacob. Ultimately UNITY prevails in our history, and it was Joseph, the long lost son, supposedly “torn apart” by wild animals, who was destined to “close the eyes” of his father Jacob after he blessed his grandsons Efraim and Menashe. 

May we find that same guiding Divine light to illuminate our path into the future.

Shabbat Shalom!
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