VaYigash: On Reconciliation and Reunification

Posted by Meir Schweiger on December 20, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, VaYigash

Parsha VaYigash opens with a dramatic encounter between Judah and Joseph that ultimately leads to a reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers and to the reunification of the family. What enabled this reconciliation to succeed? How does this story become a corrective of the failed reunification of Jacob and Esau? In this podcast, Rabbi Schweiger examines a number of possible approaches to answering these questions and how this may be relevant to our lives as well.

This podcast is sponsored by Karen and Marc Rivo in honor of the Pardes faculty who have taught and inspired Jessica and the amazing staff who have supported her.

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Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

About Meir Schweiger

Meir teaches Chumash, Parshat HaShavua, Mishna, Talmud, Halakha, Siddur and Interpersonal Relations at Pardes. Meir came on aliya in 1972 from “the Bronx”, NY, immediately after graduating from City College in New York with a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics. He did his advanced Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and Yeshivat Har Etzion, receiving ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg of Jerusalem. He received his M.Ed in Teaching Bible from the Herzog College in Gush Etzion.Click here to read more.

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