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Vayeishev: Daily Insight #4

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

In spite of all that we have explained so far regarding the difference between Jacob’s ability to sustain the experience of higher fear and Isaac’s

Vayeishev: Daily Insight #3

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Moshe’s process of sweetening The point we ended with yesterday prompts us to ask: when did Moshe Rabbeinu go through all three stages? The answer

Vayeishev: Daily Insight #2

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Yesterday, we saw that Rebbe Hillel of Paritch explains that Jacob, having inter-included love and fear of God, was able to dwell, i.e., sustain the

Vayeishev: Daily Insight #1

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

The opening verse of parshat Vayeishev is: “Jacob dwelt in the land of the dwellings of his father, in the Land of Canaan. These are the offspring of

Parashat Vayeitzei: Jacob’s two wives...

Nov 23, 20125 Comments

In Parashat Vayeitzei we read the account of Jacob’s marriages and the birth of eleven of his twelve sons, the twelve tribes of Israel. In

Vayishlach: Failure Comes Before Success

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Darkness before light Though in another article1 we noted that the three missions in Vayishlach, Beshalach, andShlach were failures and that the conclusion is that some things should be

Vayishlach: Do It Yourself

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

In a previous article1 we saw that there are three parshahs in the Torah whose names derive from the root “to send,” שלח : Vayishlach, וישלח , Beshalach, בשלח , and Shlach, שלח . We also saw that the

Vayishlach: Jacob’s Mission of Mercy

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Three Missions Vayishlach stems from the verb meaning “to send” (שלח ). There are three parshahs in the Torah whose name stems from the verb “to send” שלח : Vayishlach (וישלח ), our parshah,Beshalach (בשלח ), in

Why does Isaac love Esau?

Nov 16, 20122 Comments

“Isaac loved Esau because of the game in his mouth, but Rebecca loves Jacob.” The sages of all generations have tackled the many questions that

Parshat Vayeitzei: Hamakom

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Hamakom Let us continue to focus on the word “in the place” במקום , but this time we will begin with a theological perspective. One of the