Aleph Beta on Parshas Vayechi: Who Is Joseph’s Real Father?
When Joseph agrees to bury Jacob in Canaan, Jacob bows to him in relief – why? What was Jacob worried about? In this video, the last of the book of Genesis, Rabbi Fohrman explores Joseph’s tension between his commitments to Jacob and Pharaoh, and the meaning of his choice to bury Jacob in Canaan.
This video was produced by Aleph Beta, which seeks to help people get to the heart of what Torah is all about. Through a willingness to question and take a deeper look at our sources, Aleph Beta helps people find their place in a story that has been told for thousands of years. Bringing new methods to a very old tradition, we’ve attempted to make each video surprising and exciting.
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