Posts tagged Diaspora

Vayigash (He approached)

Vayigash

Genesis 44:18 to 47:27 As the Joseph saga comes to its conclusion, we see two leaders emerge… The first, Judah is part of Israel’s family. He shows leadership by both repenting his past errors and confronting future problems. The second leader is Joseph, the first Jew in Diaspora. He becomes a national leader in his […]

Vayigash (He approached)

Vayigash

Genesis 44:18 to 47:27 Joseph is sold into slavery and adopts Egypt as his new home. However, he retains his faith in God and may be the first Jew to live in Diaspora. The parsha opens as “Judah approached him (Joseph – his brother) and said, ‘By your leave, my lord, please give your servant […]

Vayeishev (And he lived -or- And he s...

Joseph with coat of many colors

Vayeishev – Genesis 37:1 to 40:23: The saga of Joseph introduces us to the 1st Jew in Diaspora. His action provide many insights into creating a life outside of his native home. —————— “Jacob now settled in the land of his father’s sojourning, in the land of Canaan.” “This is the family history of Jacob, […]

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