Vayigash – Your Word is Your Pledge

The opening scene of this week’s Parsha is a dramatic confrontation between Yehuda and the Egyptian viceroy who, unbeknown to Yehudah and his brothers, is their long lost brother Yosef. The confrontation is over the Viceroy’s imprisonment of the youngest brother, Benyamin, whom Yehuda had pledged to his father, the ageing Jacob, to protect with his life.