Why Didn't Yosef Contact His Father?
- Rabbi Barry Gelman
- Dec 17, 2014
- 35 min 48 sec
"How is it that Yosef, after living many years in Egypt, having attained a high and influential position in the house of an important Egyptian official, did not send his father even one message to inform him (that he was alive) and comfort him? Egypt is only six days' travel from Chevron, and respect for his father would have justified even a year's journey!" This shiur will analyze this famous question of Ramban based on the approach of Rav Yoel Bin-Nun.