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Don’t Forget to Call Home

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07.12.2021

Every year around this time, Yosef’s ascension to power in Egypt raises the same question at our Shabbat table: “Why didn’t he call home?” Why didn’t Yosef let his father know he was alive? Of course, to change the plot might have interfered with the divine plan, but this question torments any and every Jewish parent. Yaakov was left tormented and bereft all of those years and when the plot of the story finally calls for Yaakov to receive news from his son, Yosef, he is left cold, not knowing how to respond:

“And they went up from Egypt and they came to the land of Canaan to Jacob their father. And they told him, saying, ‘Jacob is still alive,’ and that he was ruler in all the land of Egypt. And his heart stopped, for he did not believe........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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