The full text of this week’s Parsha may be found in both English and Hebrew at Chabad.
In this Parsha we learn the names of the 66 grandsons of Israel:
Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, Carmi, Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, Saul, Gershon, Kehath, Merari, Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, Zerah, Tola, Puvvah, Iob, Shimron, Sered, Elon, Jahleel, Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, Areli, Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Briah, Heber, Malkiel, Manasseh, Ephraim, Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Na’aman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, Ard, Hushim, Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, Shillem
Joseph reveals who he truly is to his brothers, and at first Israel can’t believe that his son Joseph has become viceroy of all Egypt. But he makes a sacrifice to G-d who confirms it.
So the entire family moves down to Egypt including their women and livestock. Israel blesses Pharoah and Pharoah gives Israel land in which his animals can graze. He also puts the Israelites in charge of managing Pharoah’s own flocks.
Note that the Egyptians were farmers not Shepherds. Only the Hebrews were Shepherds. They did not have the same “lifestyle”.
Meanwhile the famine in the land of Egypt was severe. But there was plenty of grain in Joseph’s graineries.
First Jacob gathered up all the money in Egypt, in exchange for grain. Then the Egyptians sold their famlands in order to buy more grain and moved from the countryside to the cities.
Only the priests did not sell their land, because they had been given it directly by Pharoah.
The people were actually grateful for the grain that Jacob was giving them, because it saved their lives from starvation. They were happy to be slaves to Pharoah for the rest of their lives, and their descendents.
Meanwhile, the Israelites were fruitful and multiplied in Egypt. They also aquired wealth and posessions.