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did yosef forgive his brothers?


Rabbi Ari Shvat

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Sorry for the inadvertent delay! Apparently Yosef forgave his brothers (at least to some extent), as he tells them immediately (!) upon revealing himself to them (Breishit 45): "... do not be sad, and let it not trouble you that you sold me here, for it was to preserve life that God sent me before you. For already two years of famine [have passed] in the midst of the land, and [for] another five years, there will be neither plowing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to make for you a remnant in the land, and to preserve [it] for you for a great deliverance. And now, you did not send me here, but God [did], and He made me a father to Pharaoh, a lord over all his household, and a ruler over the entire land of Egypt." And especially after Ya'akov's passing, when they fear his revenge and Yosef even pacifies his brothers, "... and he comforted them and spoke to their hearts." (ibid 50, 21).
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