Parsha Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 through the end of the Book) is the final part of the story of the patriarchs, and the prelude to the descent into bondage in Egypt.

The Erev Shabbat overview:

The Sabbath day midrash is about what we, as we so clearly near another climax of “Biblical proportions” should understand about what is different, and what ‘rhymes’, from the story of Joseph and their challenges.

The combined two-part teaching is here: