Shabbat Shalom: Vayigash

Posted on December 10, 2021

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever wanted something to be true so much that you could not believe it when it was? In this week’s Torah portion, Joseph’s brothers return to their father Jacob to give him the news that Joseph is still alive. At first, he does not believe them, but then he sees what they have brought and he hastens to Egypt in order to see Joseph again. When you are told something is true that you did not expect to be true, do you need proof, or can you take that person’s statement at face value? Does it matter who is telling you? If you need proof, what proof would convince you?

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I hope we will see you this Shabbat! Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )