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    Vayigash

    With the discovery of the goblet in Binyamin's sack, the brothers are frozen in confusion. Yehudah alone steps forward and eloquently but firmly petitions Yosef for Binyamin's release, offering himself in his stead. As a result of this act of total selflessness, Yosef finally has irrefutable proof that his brothers are different people from the ones who cast him into the pit, and so, he now reveals to them that he is none other than their brother Yosef.

    The brothers shrink from him in shame, but Yosef consoles them, telling them that everything has been part of HaShem's plan. He sends them back to their father Ya’akov, with a message to come and reside in the land of Goshen. At first, Ya’akov cannot accept the news, but when he recognizes hidden signs in the message which positively identify the sender as his son Yosef, his spirit is revived.


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