Shalom! Here is our commentary on the portion Vayigash - "And he approached." This is one of the most prophetic portions in all of Scripture for it tells of the one who was despised by his brethren, only to be revealed to them in a time of life-threatening crisis. It also marks the beginning of Israel's sojourn in Egypt. Much to glean from this sidrah. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 75 minutes.
This is Bill's commentary on the portion, Vayigash - "and he approached." In all of the Torah, there is perhaps no other portion that speaks so prophetically as this one. In this sidrah, the rejected one, Joseph, now ruler of Egypt, reveals himself to his despairing brothers. In short, he is effectively "resurrected" before their very eyes and, as a result, all of Israel is saved. There is so much in this teaching that a summary here is nearly impossible. Some highlights:
- How Judah typifies Messiah (yes, Judah).
- How Goshen symbolizes the "place prepared of God" in Revelation 12.
- Why the Egyptian sojourn had to happen.
- Much more - approximately 75 minutes.