The righteous Yosef was the right person in the right place at the right time. Not only did he masterfully negotiate all the setbacks and challenges that came his way, and not only did he rise to a position of power and leadership in Egypt, saving not only Egypt, but all of humanity from a deadly famine, but his adherence to modest behavior and speech, and his love for his father and loyalty to his brothers would prove to be the road-map to surviving and ultimately emerging victorious from the approaching exile.
Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26)
Parashat Vayechi is read on Shabbat:
Tevet 14, 5776/December 26, 2015