The most powerful Biblical drama is arguably the poignant moment Yoseph tells his brothers that he is their brother Yoseph! But before he utters these powerful words that triggered the rapprochement between Yoseph and his brothers, the Torah relates the following: Now Yoseph could not restrain himself in the presence of all who stood before him, so he called out, “Remove everyone from before me!” Thus no man stood with him when Yoseph made himself known to his brothers.
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One of the vital aspects for upkeep of Bitachon is that it should be active in a person’s reality constantly. Even during challenging times, the same focused Bitachon mindset and easy-going mood should be maintained.
In our times, all the preparations for the redemption have been completed. Even the buttons have been polished [i.e., the finishing touches of preparing for the redemption have already been done]! If people would simply open their eyes, they would immediately behold how the entire world is ready. Indeed, they would see how the world itself demands of every Jew that he should rise up to the status of redemption in a complete and overt manner!
In simple terms, the admonition not to engage in protracted discussion of complex Halachic matters was intended to protect them from the kind of mishap that can occur on the road when travelers are distracted.
A person might come and complain: This is “wild talk”! You are making claims that are historically unprecedented! How will the world react?! * Likewise with regard to the world’s argument that “they eulogized and embalmed him.”
Incredibly, when he returned from there, his father, the Rebbe nishmaso Eden, asked him whether the cell was spacious enough to contain three people. His query proves that their visit was in the form of physical bodies…