Weekly Torah Portion

Fruits of the Orchard – Vayigash By Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman – Shares about this “dramatic” parashah coming up with the clashing of two worlds represented by Yehuda and Yosef. The baal tshuva and the religious from birth. The Moshiach ben Yehuda and the Moshiach ben Yosef. Also, the Yosef cried eight times showing the power in being sensitive and emotional even as the most powerful man in the World. How did he learn to cry? From her Mother Rachel. According to Rav Ginsberg – the Hebrew word for tear is dima (dalet, mem, ayin, heh) which is the gematria of 119. Since two eyes drop tears X2 equals 238 which is the gematria of Rachel. Role models for Jewish leadership exemplified in both Yehuda and Yosef (repentance and sensitivity). Rabbi Trugman also shows how much Yaakov and Yosef’s life’s parallel each other throughout the events that they both experienced in their respective lives. Many more details in the video.

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