“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayetze 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)  By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “And Jacob kissed Rachel, and he lifted up his voice and he wept” (Gen 29:11) The Bible presents two models for finding one’s life partner: the Isaac-Rebekah arranged marriage model, and the romantic Jacob-Rachel model. In both instances, there must be “love” (ahava): …

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Parshat Vayetze: Rachel and Leah; Symbiosis and Change

Yonat Lemberger

Parashat Vayetze: Rachel and Leah; Symbiosis and Change The identities, the differences the unavoidable dynamics and the re-interpretations of two of the matriarchs of the Jewish people affects the meaning of motherhood within the consciousness of the Jewish people. by Yonat Lemberger, Principal OTS Oriya High School In Parashat Vayetze, we encounter two women who are …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayetze 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10 – 32:3) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and clothing to wear, so that I shall come back to my fathers house in peace, then …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayishlach 5778

Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And he said, Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed. And Jacob asked him and said, ‘Tell me, if you would, your name.’ ‘Why do you ask for my name?’ …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayetze 5778

Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vayetze 5778

Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3) Rabbi David Stav  As Jacob escapes from the Land of Israel from his murderous brother and heads for Haran, God shows him a vision of a ladder rooted in the ground whose top reaches the heavens, and blesses him. “And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you …

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אישה ופרשה: ויצא תשע”ז

  הרצון לתת, הרצון לקבל גאולה טברסקי בבקשתו של יעקב שה´ יקיים את שזה עתה הבטיח לו, טמונה ההבנה שכל ברכה מצריכה שני מרכיבים – את הרצון לתת ואת הרצון לקבל. מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ח כסליו תשע”ז, 08/12/2016 בפתיחת פרשת ויצא יעקב אבינו יוצא מבאר שבע ומגיע לבית אל. שם, הוא לן בלילה …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Vayetze 5777

Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)  Rabbi David Stav  Yaakov, with his vengeful brother, Esav, on his tail, escapes from his parents’ home and makes his way to his mother’s family in Haran. After an arduous if brief journey, Yaakov arrives at his uncle Lavan’s house in a destitute state. He begins working for his uncle, and with time, he …

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