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Vayechi: Who Is Joseph’s Real Father?


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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.


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About the Author: Rabbi David Fohrman is the dean of Aleph Beta Academy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll's Talmud translation project. Aleph Beta creates videos to help people experience Torah in way that is relevant and meaningful to them. for more videos, visit: alephbeta.org.


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6 Responses to “Vayechi: Who Is Joseph’s Real Father?”

  1. He says to Joseph “thy father ” when addressing his sons in GENESIS!

  2. I can't get a clear commet

  3. If Joseph was brought up by the laws of Moses, should he not then hnour his father Jacob's wishes?

  4. Chuck W Bird says:

    Joseph was not Jewish, only Yehuda. sorry for your mistake, only one of the tribes was Joseph, and only one was of the tribe of Yehuda, there is 12 tribes, and looking for answers in Talmud is a mistake, look for the answers in Torah.

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