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Why Are We Jews?

Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/why_are_we_jews_20060106

Wherein lies the power of the Judah personality? Is this the same Judah who initiates the sale of his brother and whose conduct in the Tamar episode raises troubling questions? Equally remarkable is the haunting silence of Judah's siblings. Why is it Judah alone who stands tall in the face of the hostile viceroy who wants to seize Benjamin? Are they not all certain of the consequent early demise of their father Jacob?

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