Responding to Adversity With Chesed: What We Can Learn from the Weeping of Yosef and Binyamin
Parshas Vayigash, pasuk 45:14, states that, after disclosing his identity to his brothers, Yosef fell upon the neck of Binyamin and wept, while Binyamin wept upon the neck of Yosef.
Rashi comments that Yosef was weeping over the destruction of the two Batei Mikdash to be built in Binyamin's portion of Eretz Yisroel, while Binyamin was weeping over the destruction of the mishkan in Shiloh destined to be built in Yosef's portion.
The sefer Parperaot L'Torah cites the following question of the Chasidic master, R' Yechezkel MiKuzmir: Why did Yosef cry over the destruction of the Batei Mikdash in Binyamin's portion, and Binyamin cry over the destruction of the mishkan in Yosef's portion? More logically, one would think that Yosef would cry over the destruction in his own portion while Binyamin would cry over the destruction in his own portion. Why would each instead cry over the destruction in their brother's portion?