WATCH: Music video captures emotions of Joseph coming out to his brothers
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WATCH: Music video captures emotions of Joseph coming out to his brothers

Eli Schwebel's musical video commentary on this week's parsha.

Singer Eli Schwebel, right on time for the weekly Torah portion dealing with the story, has put out a music video capturing the emotions and turmoil felt by the Biblical Joseph when his revealed himself to his brother and asked whether his father was still alive.

Joseph’s brothers had thrown him in a pit and told his father he was dead due to the perception that he was the favored son. He was sold as a slave to a prominent Egyptian, eventually jailed and then freed at Pharaoh’s behest – eventually becoming second in command.

His brothers were sent down to Egypt when the was a famine in Canaan, leading to the moment the song describes:

Lyrics:

“Ani Yosef”
Hearts Mind
Eli Schwebel

I’ve shed my tears
through the darkest years
of a journey that’s still on my mind
This was my fate
my bones in the prison of time
Then fortune came
like a dream one day
and I finally learned how to smile
Am I still my sweet father child?

I’ve been alone
I’ve been afraid
I’ve been locked up and thrown away
Now I am free
I know who I am
אני יוסף העוד אבי חי

Now you’re down on your knees
and you’re beggin me
how can I believe a word you say what do you really mean
the anger the shame
my very own blood put me through
I begged for my life, but you didn’t care
there was no mercy from you
you are still my father’s sons too

I’ve been alone
I’ve been afraid
I’ve been locked up and thrown away
Now I am free
I know who I am
אני יוסף העוד אבי חי

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