Vayishlach

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayishlach 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him, and they wept.” (Gen. 33:4) Years ago, a college classmate provocatively announced that he planned to name his first son “after the most maligned figure in …

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Parshat Vayishlach: “For you have struggled… and you have prevailed”

Yinon Ahiman

Parashat Vayishlach: “For you have struggled with God and with men, and you have prevailed” As Jacob returns to Beit El, a dramatic change occurs. Jacob undergoes a transformation and recognizes that it was G-d who was revealed to him ­– not angels. It is important for us to recognize this process today as well. …

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“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 …

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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 בו מתחפש יעקב לאחיו הגדול, וכך הוא זוכה לברכה מיצחק שתוכנה העיקרי הוא: “יַעַבְדוּךָ עַמִּים וְיִשְׁתַּחֲוֻ לְךָ לְאֻמִּים הֱוֵה גְבִיר לְאַחֶיךָ …

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"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. …

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“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. …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayishlach 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

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…” What is Jewish continuity? How might it be attained? Jewish organizations have spent many years and millions of dollars in search of answers to these questions. And …

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