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Vayeitzei: the Tears of Yaakov and the Tears of Esav

Are we really meant to applaud Yaakov's behavior?


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Last week, we saw Yaakov trick his father Yitzchak and steal Esav’s birthright, devastating his brother and causing him to cry. Are we really meant to applaud Yaakov’s behavior? In this video, I explore the scene when Yaakov and Rachel first meet, in which Yaakov, too, cries. Through a deeper understanding of this midrash, we are shown special insights into the text and can begin to understand how Yaakov can be called a man of truth.



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About the Author: Rabbi David Fohrman is the dean of Aleph Beta Academy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll's Talmud translation project. Aleph Beta creates videos to help people experience Torah in way that is relevant and meaningful to them. for more videos, visit: alephbeta.org.


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