January 22, 2019

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Vayigash with Rabbi Steven Schwartz

Our Guest this week is Rabbi Steven Schwartz, senior Rabbi of the Beth El Congregation in Baltimore. Rabbi Schwartz is a graduate of Brandeis University. He went on to earn a Masters degree in psychology from the University of Maryland. He entered the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and was ordained as a Rabbi. Rabbi Schwartz is a member of the Board of Directors of The Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies and is the community-at-large member of the Johns Hopkins University Internal Review Board. He is also a past president of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis. Rabbi Schwartz and his wife Rebecca have three children and reside in Owings Mills.

This week's Torah portion- Parashat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)- features the dramatic scene in which Joseph reveals his real identity to his brothers in Egypt and describes the reconciliation between them. Our conversation focuses on the reconciliation between the brothers.

Our Past discussions of Parashat Vayigash:

Rabbi Naama Kelman on Judah's role in this story.