Thursday, December 31, 2009

Audio Shiur: Parshat Vayechi - Yosef, His Brothers, Forgiveness and Family Unity

Audio Shiur:
Parshat Vayechi - Yosef, His Brothers, Forgiveness and Family Unity

The description of the strained relationship between Yosef and his brothers at the conclusion of Bereishit floods many of us with deep feelings. We identify with the brothers' desire for family unity, but also with Yosef's bitterness. Yosef's ambiguous actions also leave the brothers plenty of room to doubt their future relationship with him.

Technical Note: The recorder ran out of memory right when I was about to conclude with a powerful and frightening comment from Rabbeinu Bachya. Sorry about that. (See his comments on the last chapter of the Chumash. Scary stuff.)

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