Complete Sichos on Parshas Vayigash.
One Class Per Sicha.
This Ma'amar discusses the mystical significance of Yosef's revealing himself to his brothers.
In Golus when light shines it is higher than 'אדם'.
Yosef is very great but Yaakov ends Yehuda to make a Yeshiva where the students have no other occupation other than learning Torah.
Toraso Umnaso is very unique and it has can and must exist among Jews even in the worst of times.
Yosef asks his brother's is my father still alive, though he knows the answer.
He says it to underscore the fact that Yaakov had suffered indescribably and should be kept in suffering for one extra moment.
In these words Yaakov's Galus is being transformed to redemption.
Jewish people settle in Egypt and take possession of (what is theirs) but it is Egypt.
Eventually Egypt will take hole of them.
Ultimately however the land's taking hold of them will result in them leaving Egypt with all Egypt's wealth!
The Jewish nation in Galus is called Yosef, as Yosef is the source of the strength to survive and thrive in Golus, as he did so better than anyone.
רב עוד יוסף בני חי
Upon discovering that his son is alive not only in body but in spirit as well, Ya'akov celebrates what his son Yosef has become exceeding all expectation.
Ya'akov is happy to go to Egypt yet apprehensive.
How can this be reconciled. The Rebbe reveals that not only are these two feelings not incompatible they are actually mutually interdependent.