Have you ever taken a look back on your life and seen how the worst days were the times you matured and grew the most? The most challenging times were those moments that formed the person you are today? Can you see the good, even in the darkest of times?
In this week's episode of Weekly Insights with Rabbi Lankry of congregation Ohr Chaim of Monsey, NY, we explore how Yaakov realized when being reunited with his son Yosef how all the days of sadness and absence from his son were all truly good days. This week shows us that both G-d's attribute of mercy and attribute of justice are really both one in the same. We sometimes only see it after the fact.
Rabbi Benny's Hilarious Torah Thought - The One with All the Crying - Vayigash - When Yosef reveals himself to his brothers, him and Benyomin embrace and weep together, because they each foresaw the other's future suffering and destruction... But why weep for the other guy when they should have each just wept for themselves??
Brotherly Betrayal! - How would YOU get back at your brother?!
Oorah's Thursday-Thought series continues with a thought-provoking look at the Torah portion of this week, Parshas Vayigash, featuring TorahMates coordinator Rabbi Mordechai Beer.
Rabbi Aryeh Royde - Parshas Vayigash
Laibl's 60-Second Message - Parashas Vayiggash
A Father’s Tears
• After 22 years father and son are reunited – Yaakov finally lays eyes on his long lost son Yosef and burst into tears.
• Were these the tears of relief after decades of fearing his death
• Or tears of joy at this unexpected reunion?
• Rather tears of admiration – his son Yosef gave him so much spiritual nachas: his son remained a Jew in a foreign country in an alien culture –a practicing and religious Jew who had risen to be the ruler of Egypt and yet kept his identity fully and publicly.
Rabbi Minkowicz Weekly Torah Lesson Parshas Vayigash 5776 - "What is the purpose of Life?"
Harry Rothenberg's Video Blog. Judah's stirring speech to his brother Joseph still inspires us today.
Vayigash: Rabbi Yaakov Cohen
Yoely: Vayigash... get closer... find a way! - Children belong with their Parents! Pain lasts forever, is mostly damaging!