(44:18-47:27) Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, who are dumbfounded.

Rabbi O’s Weekly Parsha: Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)

How to Motivate Yourself to do Good ThingsAnd Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; is my father still alive? And his brothers could not answer him because they were terrified at his presence. (45:3)Instead of simply stating, “I am Joseph,” he added “Is my father still alive?” Anyone following the story knows that he […]

Rabbi O’s Weekly Parsha: Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)Stop Sleeping and Start DreamingI am Joseph; is my father still alive? (Genesis 45:3)

I am Joseph; is my father still alive? (Genesis 45:3)These words are the climax of one of the Torah’s most dramatic stories. Joseph, the second most powerful person in Egypt, reveals his identity to his unsuspecting brothers. Question:  Why did he wait 22 years before telling his father (Jacob) that he was safe and thriving in […]