Parshat Vayigash - Part 1 - Yaakov's Shema

Rabbi Aharon Walkin


This week's portion describes the reunion of Yaakov and Yosef after 22 years of separation. Surprisingly, Yaakov doesn't take an active part in the reunion and only Yosef hugs his father. Rabbi Walkin explains what Yaakov was doing at the time and why it was necessary for him to be doing it just then