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Parashat Vayishlach 5783

16 Kislev 578 What do Jacob and Hanukkah have in common? Listen to the Recorded Message: In a couple of weeks, we will celebrate a special festival for our people, Hanukkah. This  is the Festival of Lights and this year we will light the seventh candle on Christmas day. There is a relationship between the […]

Parashat Vayishlach 5782

To watch the Recorded message, click on Bereshit 32: 4-36: 43 In this week’s parashah Vayishlach, we read about: Jacob’s message to Esau before finding him; about Jacob’s fight with an angel; the reconciliation of Jacob and Esau; Dina’s dishonor being avenged by her brothers; God blessing Jacob at Bethel; Rachel’s death; Isaac’s death […]

Parashat Vayishlach 5781

This parashah in the Torah, Vayishlach reminds us of our humanity – of our fears, desires, aspirations, dreams, our internal struggle and our social condition. But the most beautiful thing about it, is that it teaches us how to overcome our adversities, how to become better people, better parents, better children, better siblings and that […]

Parashat Vayishach 5780

With Whom Do You Associate? Kislev 16 5780 וַיִּשְׁלַח, ט”ז כסלו תש”פ In Parashat Vayishlach, we read about the encounter between Jacob and Esau when Jacob is finally returning home. I hold a very different view about Esau than most of our sages and even our prophets who have given him such a terrible reputation… […]