Five Quick Divrei Torah on Vayigash 5782

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by Rabbi Gil Student

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In approximately ten minutes: 1) Rav Yitzchak Sorotzkin on Yehudah’s threat to Yosef, 2) Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl on Yosef’s planned punishment for Binyamin, 3) Beis HaLevi on the difference between judgment and rebuke, 4) Rav Yitzchak Goodman on the right way to be a leader, 5) Rav Shmaryahu Shulman on Ya’akov’s recitation of Shema.

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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