Vayigash December 21, 2017

This week’s parashah contains the dramatic conclusion of the Joseph cycle of Torah readings when Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and welcomes the family to Egypt. Just before this revelation, Judah seems to now regret his actions in throwing his brother into a pit and selling him into slavery years before. Truth be told, Judah doesn’t actually apologize, and it may not be remorse that motivates him. But, he seems to be sorry about something. (Gen 44: 32-34) How do we know if someone’s statement of regret for past deeds is truly sincere or is merely a verbal exercise to save face? This question is important for our own relationships. It is also relevant to the statements of those accused in the rash of sexual boundaries violations that has consumed our nation in recent weeks. I will take up this theme in my sermon tomorrow evening.

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22 Jan 2018
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24 Jan 2018
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24 Jan 2018
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25 Jan 2018
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