Vayetze

"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayetze 5775

Shabbat Shalom: Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel –  “And Jacob kissed Rachel, and he lifted up his voice and he wept” (Genesis 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): The …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayetze 5775

Shabbat Shalom: Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel –  “And Jacob kissed Rachel, and he lifted up his voice and he wept” (Genesis 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): The …

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Parshat Vayetze 5774 – Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3) Efrat, Israel – “And he confronted the place and lodged there because the sun had set…” (Genesis 28:11) Jacob, the last of the patriarchs, is forced by his brother, Esau, to leave his ancestral home for exile. The Talmud (B.T. Brachot 26b) interprets our opening verse as follows: “Jacob enacted …

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