Updated: Feb 3
By: Robert Zohar (10th Grade)
In this week’s Parsha, Parsha Vayechi, Yaakov decides to tell his sons when Moshiach is going to come. As his sons are congregating around him to hear what Yaakov has to say, he forgets what he was going to tell them. This is due to the fact that G-d does not want anyone else to know when Moshiach is coming.
Since all of his sons are by his side, Yaakov decides to give each son blessings of strength and the ability to overcome weaknesses. He compares his sons to animals as well. However, he gives Reuven, Shimon, and Levi different blessings. Yaakov does this because of the act they committed against Yosef, separating Yosef from his family for many years.
This Parsha comes to teach us that although everyone makes mistakes, how you overcome your mistake will define your character and lead you to a better life.