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Recommended for ages 9+

When Joseph first tests his brothers, Judah gets a chance to prove how far he’s come. In this animated biblical short, Rabbi Sydney Mintz tells the story of three moral compasses of three very different brothers: Reuben, Joseph and Judah.


Special thank you to Lance, Erin, Cole and Max Chernow for sponsoring this film!

Vayigash (וַיִּגַּשׁ “and he drew near”) is the 11th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה “Parsha”) of Genesis 44:18–47:27. Thank you to our Producer, Animator, Editorial Director, Writer, Musician, Narrator and Sound Engineer at Faultline Studios for creating this animated video short – Barbara Barza, Tim Cosgrove, Nick Fox-Gieg, Sarah Lefton, Rachel Levinson, Kevin Macleod, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Russel Neiss, Matthue Roth, Jeremy Shuback, and Jeanne Stern.

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