QOTD = Quote of the Day
Peninim al Hatorah brings the following; “He sent Yehudah ahead of him to Yosef, to prepare ahead of him in Goshen”. (46:28). Why Yehuda?
Rav Moshe Shternbuch Shlita [av beis din, Eidah Charedis], posits that it was Yehuda’s ability to be moser nefesh, his devotion to the point of self-sacrifice, that earned him the role of first Rosh Yeshivah. Yehuda was the brother who did not permit his brothers to leave Yosef in the pit, but rather insisted they sell him. He was the one that put his security aside and stood up to Yosef, after he came forward, and offered himself as an areiv, guarantor, for Binyamin. Yehudah seems to have had a reservoir of self-sacrifice. Yehudah guaranteed his father “I will return your son in no worse condition than you have entrusted him to me” a baal achrei’yus -A leader