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being dragged through such
horrors in the Holocaust,
could then redefine Jewish
existence in 'Israel. Klein's
answer caught the essence of
this phenomenon. In this
week's portion, we see a
foreshadowing of this resilien-
cy to bounce back when Jacob
meets Pharaoh, the ruling
monarch of the world whose
subjects hail him as a god in
human form.
Genesis folows the rise and
fall and subsequent rise of the
patriarchs, from Abraham

Shabbat
Vayisgash:
Genesis
44:18-47:27,
Ezekiel 37:15-28

who leaves his hor;ad to
start a spiritual revolutin, all
the way to the land of Egypt
where his great-grandson,
Joseph, sets the stage for a
physical revolution, saving
the world from hunger.
Joseph is Jewish history's
first Kissinger, the minister
of finance.
Then the moment arrives
for Joseph, the Grand Vizier,
to introduce his old father
from the lower East Side to
the court of the great
Pharaoh. Jacob, bearded, still
wears his shtetl clothes, his
caftan and shtreimel. The few
words he knows in Egyptian
are marked with a thick
accent.
"Joseph brought his father
and presented him to
Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed
Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said
to Jacob, 'How old are you?'
And Jacob replied, 'My
journey through life has
lasted 180 years. The days of
my life have been few and
hard. I did not live as long as
my fathers did in the days of
their journeys? With that,
Jacob blessed Pharaoh and
left presence." Genesis
(47:7-10.)
What is going on here?
What kind of dialogue is this?
Certainly, Joseph would have
impressed his father with the
correct protocol toward a king
who "thinks of himself as a
god." One does not address
the rule, one waits. But the
old man is not impressed by
the court and its majestic
displays. Even before Pharaoh
has a chance to acknowledge
this shepherd from the north,
Jacob blesses Pharaoh. Why?
lb let him know that in this
land Pharaoh may be a god,
but Jacob is a son of Abraham
and Isaac, through whom all
the nations, including
Pharaoh's, will be blessed.
Jacob is a general in the ar-
my of God.

Flustered, Pharaoh doesn't
know how to respond.
Perhaps, he thinks Joseph's
father is a bit overwrought,
perhaps he's senile. Other-
wise why, after receiving the
blessing, should Pharaoh in-
troduce a non-sequitur about
Jacob's age? Where in
Genesis do people ask each
other their age? Jacob
understands Pharaoh's ques-
tion and in effect answers, "I
only look old because I've had
a hard life, but I'm much
younger than my fathers were
when they died." In other
words, Jacob is far from he
end, and he knows exactly
what he is doing. lb em-
phasize this, the encounter
ends the way it begins —
Jacob, asserting his natural
authority, blesses Pharaoh
again.
A general in the army of
God can stand up to anyone
iven-self-created gods, be they
German overseers or Egyp-
tian pharaohs. What allowed
us to live through the last
4,000 years and survive stan-
ding upright on our two feet
is the lesson of Jacob . . . and
the heroic example of a man
such as Klein. Each, in his
way, never surrenders his
spirit or his spirituality to
those who would destroy us
with German bullets or daz-
zle us with Egyptian powers.

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