Author: Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC
January 30th, 2022
Ani Yosef, ha'od avi chai? V’lo yochlu echav l’anos oso ki nivhalu mipanav.
I am Joseph. Is my father still alive? But his brothers could not answer him, so disturbed, dismayed, terrified, anxious were they before him. (Braishis 45:3)
The Midrash says, Yosef was the youngest of the brothers, yet they could not stand his rebuke, as it says, and his brothers could not answer him because they were so shaken in his presence.
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