Yosef held back the tears all this time to see if his brothers have learned their lesson. And now the report cards are graded with an A+ for teshuva. The brothers have proven that they are truly sorry for selling Yosef. Yosef orders all the Egyptians to clear the room. When only his brothers are left, Yosef bursts out in tears: "I am Yosef!...Is my father still alive?"
Imagine the surprise that his brothers are faced with! They are stunned and ashamed. One minute they're about to disappoint their father with the loss of Binyamin. The next minute they've found their missing brother!
It's a scene of both joy and fear. What would Yosef do to them now that he has revealed himself? Will he punish them all for selling him 23 years before? Yosef comforts them by reminding them that it was Hashem who guided him here to feed his family during the famine. (TorahTots)
In blessing his children, Jacob appoints the future leader of the Jewish people: