Editorial – 09.12.2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

This week’s parshah, Vayigash, is a profoundly moving one. After being estranged from his family, Yoseph never forgets his roots. When his brothers arrive in Egypt, he is able to both forgive them and be reconciled to his family. It is only then that they are able to move forward.

When students have disagreements between each other, we always look to provide them with a reconciliation meeting to discuss their behaviour and to release any anger and resentment. When this works, it can be transformative. The lessons which we can learn from this parshah for our own lives are profound: although the path towards forgiveness and reconciliation is difficult, we can reap many benefits.

Please may I also remind you to send your child with a reusable face mask to school – students are expected to wear masks in our corridors and communal spaces as well as on public transport. Although we have a supply of disposable masks, it would be much simpler and more eco-friendly if they could bring their own.

Have a wonderful Shabbos,


Mrs D Lebrett
Hasmonean High School for Boys