Vayigash – Stand Up

To ‘stand up’ to a world that acts cynically and hurtfully to Jewish people, and other beleaguered minorities, one has to exercise courage and faith in one’s principles. Yehuda did just that in confronting the Viceroy of Egypt. And this alone set into play a chain of events that led to the reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers and reunion of Jacob with his long lost son, Joseph. Be strong when the odds are stacked against you. Success sets into play events that must conclude in success.