“Parsha to the Point” – Vayishlach 5778

Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43) Rabbi David Stav  After spending nearly twenty years away from home, Jacob returns to the Land of Israel. But his return is marred by a glaring absence at home. We recall that his mother Rebecca was the one who masterminded Jacob’s flight to Haran. After overhearing that Esau was planning to murder Jacob because …

אישה ופרשה: וישלח תשע”ז

  השבת הברכה הגנובה חנה גודינגר (דרייפוס) על מפגש אחים מחודש, החלפת תפקידים והרצון להשיב את שנגנב מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ט”ז כסליו תשע”ז, 16/12/2016 לפני שבועיים קראנו על סיפור גניבת הברכות …

“Parsha to the Point” – Vayishlach 5777

Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43)  Rabbi David Stav  In our weekly portion, Parshat Vayishlach, Yaakov returns to the Land of Israel after being absent for over twenty years. He has not forgotten that he fled the land due to his parents’ justifiable suspicion that his brother, Esav, was intent on killing him after he had stolen his blessings. …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayishlach 5777

Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. And Jacob journeyed to Succot, and built himself a home…” [Gen. 33:16-17] What is Jewish continuity? How might it be attained? Jewish organizations have spent many years and millions of dollars in search of answers …

“Parsha to the Point” – Vayishlach 5776

Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Vayishlach begins with an account of a complicated process that occurred when Ya’akov returned to the Land of Israel after a 20-year exile. Ya’akov dispatches angels to assess the intentions of his brother, Eisav (the text may be referring …