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Parsha Poem: Vayigash / וַיִּגַּשׁ

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

Printable PDF version here.
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…


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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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