Vayetzei

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Vayetze – “And He Went Out”

This week’s Torah portion is called VaYetzei, which means “and he went out.”  It covers Genesis, Chapter 28:10 – 32:3. As our parasha passage opens this week, we find Jacob departing from his home in Beersheba and heading to Haran, his ancestral homeland.  He ends up spending the night in an open area where he sees a vision of a great ladder descending from

By | 2017-11-27T20:44:18+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayetze – “And He Went Out”

Vayetze – “And He Went Out”

This week’s Parasha is Vayetze and covers Genesis 28:10 – 32:3. Jacob has had to flee home after deceiving his father into giving him the blessing intended for Esau and, at his parents’ instructions, journeys to his uncle, Laban. In chapter 28, Jacob has traveled a full day’s distance, and arrives at a certain place where he rests for the

By | 2016-12-12T23:30:33+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayetze – “And He Went Out”

Vayetzei – “And He Went Out”

The name of this week’s Parasha is Vayetzei, which means “and he went out” and covers Genesis 28:10-32:3.  During Jacob’s journey, he had a dream one night of seeing a ladder from Earth to Heaven and God’s angels going up and down the ladder, with God Himself above the ladder.  God reaffirmed to Jacob the promises He made with Abraham

By | 2017-01-30T21:41:44+00:00 November 21st, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayetzei – “And He Went Out”

Vayetzei – “And He Went Out”

This week our parasha is Vayeitzei, which translates to “And He Went Out”, and covers Genesis 28:10-32:3.  We continue with the journey of Jacob, who has gone out from his home to the house of Laban.  This parasha contains a very formative and trouble filled part of Jacob’s life, but Jacob is not alone in his struggles. In Genesis 28,

By | 2017-01-30T21:42:33+00:00 November 29th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayetzei – “And He Went Out”

Vayetzei – “And He Left”

This week’s Parasha is Vayetze and covers Genesis 28:10 – 32:3. In last week's Torah portion, Jacob had deceived his father, and taken the blessing intended for his brother.  Then, fearing for his life, he had to flee his parents’ home, getting the opposite of what he sought in obtaining his father's blessing. A recurring theme in this Parasha is

By | 2016-06-01T23:03:00+00:00 November 9th, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , |Comments Off on Vayetzei – “And He Left”