As I (BC) mention early in the program, I found parashat va-yigash [Genesis 44:18-47:27] somewhere between unsettling and disturbing. Our conversation focuses on the character of and characters, Jacob, Joseph, and Pharaoh. The parashah is more than amazing, I understand that each week’s parashah qualifies on that score, it is particularly rich, recalling for us earlier stories in Genesis, going back to Creation, and pointing forward to Exodus, and even Joshua and beyond. As always, your comments and criticisms are welcome at [email protected]. Shabbat Shalom!