Parsha Poem: Vayigash / וַיִּגַּשׁ

בראשית / Bereishit / Bereishis / Genesis 44:18-47:27

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Parsha narrative overview here.
Copywork sheet & mapwork activity available here.

Clear your throats and get ready for a MUSICAL parsha poem… to the tune of “We’re going to Kentucky.”  If you don’t know the tune (you do!), check out this singalong video to get yourself humming…


We’re going to Mitzrayim,

We’re going in a group;

To a brand-new life of luxury,

With raisins in our soup!


We’re just some Jewish people,

All marching in a line,

Look how many of us –

There’s exactly sixty-nine!


We’ll walk all day tomorrow,

And we’ve walked all day today,

We’ll walk and walk until we’re there

But that’s really okay!


We’ll see our brother Yosef,

We’ll live a life of ease;

We’ll have our own manservants

To serve us, if you please!


We’ll keep our Jewish language,

We’ll keep our Jewish ways;

We think we’re only staying

For about a hundred days.

Oh, when that famine’s over,

We’ll walk right out of here;

You’ll see us rich and prosperous,

And give us a great cheer!


Hey, look, we’re almost there now,

We’re really almost through;

I just can’t wait to get there,

And the fun things that we’ll do!


We’re just inside Mitzrayim

And look what just occurred –

A brand-new baby girl was born

To Levi, I just heard!


Now we’re just Jewish people,

All marching in row,

Look how many of us –

There’s seventy now, you know!


They’re calling her Yocheved,

How very interesting;

It’s such a great time to be alive…

What will her future bring???



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