In this week’s class we look at the question of Yosef’s decision not to tell his father he was alive. After all, Yosef was promoted to a powerful position in Egypt – why not send a message to his beloved father that he was alive and well. Did Yosef not want any further contact with his father? Was he afraid to contact Yaakov, and if so, why?
In this class we explore both classical and contemporary approaches to this question.