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Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

The name of this week’s parasha is Vayishlach, which means “and he sent,” and covers Genesis 32:4 through 36:43.  In continuing with the previous parasha, Jacob sends messengers to his brother Esau to gain Esau’s favor.  They return with news that Esau is coming toward Jacob with 400 men.  Jacob is terrified and divides the people and animals into 2

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Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach, translated “And He Sent”. It will take us through Genesis chapter 36. Allow me to preface my summary of the parasha with a brief statement. Human beings are inherently sinful – a perpetual condition inherited from our first rebellious parents in Eden. Because of it, we routinely fail to trust and wait

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Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach, which means “and he sent”. Jacob is returning from Aram (Syria) to the land of Canaan, and there is this little unresolved matter – something about his brother Esau wanting to kill him. They say ‘time heals all wounds’, but Jacob wasn’t about to take any chances. As the parasha opens, Jacob

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Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

Wrestling Things Through The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach, which means “and he sent”. Jacob is returning from Aram (Syria) to the land of Canaan, and there is this little unresolved matter – something about his brother Esau wanting to kill him. They say ‘time heals all wounds’, but Jacob wasn’t about to take any chances. As the parasha

By |2017-01-30T21:41:43+00:00November 28th, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

This week’s parasha is Vayishlach, which translates to “and he sent”, and covers Genesis 32:4–36:43.  Our parasha begins with Jacob sending messengers to his brother Esau in the land of Edom, with hopes of reconciling with him before they come together and meet.  The messengers arrive to meet with Esau and are instructed to let him know that Jacob considers

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Vayishlach – “And He Was Sent”

This week’s Torah portion is entitled Vayishlach which means, “And he was sent.” It covers Genesis 32:4 to 36:43. In the preceding chapter we learn that God’s purpose for the time being had been accomplished with Jacob in the house of uncle Laban. Now it was time to return to the land of his fathers as instructed by Adonai. This

By |2017-01-30T21:43:35+00:00November 16th, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayishlach – “And He Was Sent”