There are many lessons that are to be learned from the women mentioned in the Bible, especially the righteous ones like Serach, the daughter of Asher and granddaughter of Jacob, the patriarch.

Serach’s actions help set the stage for a tearful reunion between Joseph and his father Jacob. To better understand the significance and underlying meaning of the events that transpire at that historic meeting, read this enlightening analysis entitled “The Reunion of Jacob & Joseph: An Immortal Lesson about Love” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message for Vayigash 5780-2019. Out of respect for Shabbat, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.