Dvar for Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)
As the hunger devastates Egypt and its surroundings, Egyptians run out of money to buy food from Yosef and offer their land, property, and even themselves as payment in exchange for food. The Torah tells us that Yosef then brings this collected riches to Paroh’s house (47:14). What is the significance of the Torah telling us that Yosef brought Paroh’s wealth to him?
The Ramban explains that Yosef did not hoard anything for himself, maintaining the integrity that got him to his position in the first place. Paroh and the people of Egypt admired his honesty and morality, even though they traded their wealth for food. Yosef’s integrity was especially notable because it was based on Torah values, a trait worthy of imitating.