Vayetze

“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?’… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayishlach 5778

“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… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayetze 5778

“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… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Vayetze 5778

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… Continue Reading אישה ופרשה: ויצא תשע”ז

"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… Continue Reading "Parsha to the Point" – Vayetze 5777

“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… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Vayetze 5777

אור תורה: ויצא תשע”ו

הפרידה הסופית מעובדי האלילים הרב חיים נבון   התפילה היא קודם כל מפגש אינטימי בין האדם לאלוקים. התוכן של התפילה כולל בקשה ותחינה לאלוקים, אך מהות התפילה גלומה קודם כל בעצם הפנייה לאלוקים, ורק אחר כך בתוכן מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ו כסליו תשע”ו, 18/11/2015 גיבורי המקרא, הכמהים לקיום משאלותיהם, מוסיפים עוד נדבך… Continue Reading אור תורה: ויצא תשע”ו

"Parsha to the Point" – Vayetze 5776

Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) With one hundred and forty-eight p’sukim (verses), Parshat Vayetze is one of the longest portions in the Torah. It mainly deals with Yaakov’s flight from Eisav, which takes him to Lavan the Aramean, his mother’s brother. While in exile at his uncle’s home, Yaakov merits to… Continue Reading "Parsha to the Point" – Vayetze 5776