Parshat Vayigash

Vayigash begins with the continuation of the climactic scene in which Joseph tests - and finally reveals himself to - his brothers. Moved by Judah’s impassioned plea for Benjamin’s freedom, in return for which he declares himself ready to take Benjamin’s place as a slave, Joseph discloses his identity and the estrangement of the brothers comes to an end.

On Joseph’s instructions, they return to Jacob with the news that his beloved son is still alive, and at last the entire family is reunited.