For how can I go back to my father unless the boy is with me? Let me not be witness to the woe that would overtake my father!”
When it appeared that Yosef wasn’t going to give in, Yehudah sent Naphtali to see how many fortified city gates there were in the capital, to evaluate the possibility of attacking them.
He did this extremely quickly and reported back that there were 12.
Yehudah then took a 400 pound stone with his right hand, threw it in the air, and caught it with his left hand. He then pulverized it on the ground with a single kick. Yosef then had Menashe do the same thing.
(Tanchuma cf Sefer Hayashar, Meam Loez)
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