Parsha Vayigash – An Awkward Family Reunion

Parsha Vayigash – An Awkward Family Reunion

By this week’s parsha, Joseph has been through the emotional ringer: from his brothers selling him into slavery, to his meteoric rise in Egypt. Yardenna Bannett, NJ NCSY Senior Specialist, describes the emotional reunion between Joseph and his father Jacob this week. Jacob collapses and says the Shema, but what does this central prayer mean here?