Feel alienated at services and wondering where God is in all of this?
Parashat Vayigash might have the answer for you.
This weekly portion continues the narrative of Joseph and his brothers, but, unlike in the book of Genesis, where God is mentioned multiple times, there are no miracles or divine revelation in Vayigash. Dr. David Frankel, Senior Lecturer in Bible at The Schechter Institutes, says this carries an important lesson for us today. Dr. David Frankel, Senior Lecturer in Bible at The Schechter Institutes, says this carries an important lesson for us today.
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David Frankel has served as a senior Bibile lecturer at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies since 1992. He earned his PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the direction of Prof. Moshe Weinfeld. His publications include “The Murmuring Stories of the Priestly School: and “The Land of Canaan and the Destiny of Israel.” From 1991 to 1996, Rabbi Dr. Frankel was rabbi of Congregation Shevet Achim in Gilo, Jerusalem.