Thursday, December 28, 2006

Parshat Vayigash - Yoseph's Wagons.

Yoseph reveals his true identity to the brothers. Now they go to Eretz Yisrael to tell their father that Yoseph is alive. But when they give him the good tidings:

"His heart went numb, for he did not believe them. When they recounted all that Yosef had said to them, and he saw the wagons that Yosef had sent to transport him, the spirit of their father Ya'akov revived. "

what was it about the wagons that revived Yaakov's soul? Why would this help him to accept the surprise news of Yoseph?

In this shiur we examine, text, context and Midrash.
Read the shiur here.

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