by Zvi Akiva Fleisher
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OROH V'SIMCHOH - MESHECH CHOCHMOH ON PARSHAS VA'YIGASH 5765 BS"D
He adds that this is also the intention of the verse in T'hilim 20:2, "Yaancho Hashem b'yom TZOROH y'sa'gevcho Elokei YAAKOV." When one is in a TZOROH, when he does not see the "countenance of Hashem shining upon him," he prays to the G-d of Yaakov, because Hashem promised Yaakov of all the forefathers that He would be with him even when in golus, a time and place of great difficulties. The MESHECH CHOCHMOH ends by saying that we can learn a very practical lesson from this. We are now in "golus." As long as we behave in a manner becoming of the children of Yaakov, by retaining the Torah's values, we are connected to the "day" of the Beis Hamikdosh, and thus will merit to also have Hashem's Holy Spirit with us, even during the "night" of "golus," just as a prophet who once received prophecy in Eretz Yisroel is able to also receive it in the diaspora. If we disconnect from the sanctity of "day," we cannot expect a connection with Hashem during the "night."
47:1 "V'tzonom uvkorom" - Everyone and everything that Paroh mentioned in 45:19, were mentioned by Yoseif to Paroh upon their arrival, except for the women, who were mentioned by Paroh, "v'linsheichem." The MESHECH CHOCHMOH explains that because of the negative experience that Soroh had with the king of Egypt (Breishis 12:12-20),Yoseif was reluctant to even mention women. Rabbi Yehudoh Kuperman shlit"a adds that it seems that a word to the wise is sufficient, as when Paroh noticed that Yoseif did not mention women, he likewise did not mention them in verse 6. However, Rabbi Kuperman offers that there is a simple reason for Paroh's mentioning women, as he was offering wagons for transportation for men, women, belongings, etc. In our verse Yoseif advises Paroh of the arrival of his family and its entourage. In verse 6 Paroh discusses their settling into the country. We see that they are discussing where to reside. These are matters that are decided by men.
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