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Recommended for ages 9+

When Joseph first tests his brothers in Parshat Vayigash, 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.

Parashat Vayigash will next be read publicly on December 19th, 2015

Parshat Vayigash Gratitude

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) Episode is from Parshat Vayigash (וַיִּגַּשׁ “and he drew near” Genesis 44:18–47:27).

Jewish interpretation is often very specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the interpretations in this series explores the array of thoughts that our diverse set of storytellers and contributors have on Torah. To see more of the videos in this series, please take a look at our collection here on our site.

A very special thank you to each of the writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators that contributed to this particular animated interpretation of Parshat Vayigash including Barbara Barza, Tim Cosgrove, Nick Fox-Gieg, Sarah Lefton, Rachel Levinson, Kevin Macleod, Evan Wolkenstein, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Russel Neiss, Matthue Roth, Jeremy Shuback, and Jeanne Stern. Special thank you to Lance, Erin, Cole and Max Chernow for sponsoring this particular animated short!

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