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Joseph Converses with Judah
 

Posted on: December 9th, 2014

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Yosef is the perfect leader for a people entering exile because he understands their basic needs

Niehaus-120514
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2014

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The Imrei Emes explains that it is called “shalosh seudos” because it has the power to sanctify all three Shabbos meals.

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The-Shmuz
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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If a man owns a successful small business, he might do a million dollars a year in sales. But that is the gross revenue, not the amount he takes home.

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Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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He knew that the way to potentially mollify Esau was to insist that he accept his gift, which he finally did.

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Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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If one converts for the sole purpose of marrying a Jew the conversion is invalid.

Esav and Yaakov reconciling
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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Yaacov returning to Yithak reconnects him with his past, reconnecting him to the legacy of Avraham.

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Jacob Talking with Laban
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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It is difficult to remain faithful in galut, the ultimate Rorschach test for all Jewish generations

Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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Benno Yaakov, the German Jewish commentator, posits Yaakov's limping caused Eisav's change of heart.

Vayishlachi_lecture
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

JudaismParshaThe 10 Minute Parsha

Rabbi Fohrman addresses "What is in a name?"

Tissot_Jacob_Sees_Esau_Coming_to_Meet_Him
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014

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Yaakov encountering Esav is the classic source in dealing with anti-Semites littering our history

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Tissot_The_Meeting_of_Esau_and_Jacob
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014

JudaismParshaRedeeming Relevance / Rabbi Francis Nataf

By the time Yaakov becomes Yisrael, however, his worldview has changed dramatically.

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Parsha-Perspectives-NEW
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2014

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A person who truly feels that everything is a blessing from G-d will count his blessings and realize just how much he has.

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The Story of Jacob and Esau (2010) 11 x 19, bronze relief by Lynda Caspe. Courtesy Derfner Judaica Museum – Hebrew Home at Riverdale
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2014

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Yaacov returns the stolen blessing of material wealth and physical might to Esav

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

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The Jew, from the perspective of the name Yaakov, is dependent on the non-Jewish world. This can be seen today in the relationship between the State of Israel and the United States

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

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Rashi in Shabbos 9b writes that the reason why the tefillah of Ma’ariv is a reshus is because it was instituted corresponding to the burning of the eimurim from the korbanos – which was performed at night.

The-Shmuz
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

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It almost sounds as if Hashem is saying, “I have to keep Yaakov from getting too comfortable; otherwise he will forget Me. I can’t promise him sustenance because then he won’t need Me. He won’t write. He won’t call. He won’t love Me anymore.”

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

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Jacob cries, overcome by the knowledge that his great love for Rachel will end in unbearable pain.

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Vayeitzei_lecture
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismParshaThe 10 Minute Parsha

There's a perfect mirror between Jacob running away from Esav to when he reunites with his brother.

Dante's Vision of Rachel and Leah
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2014

JudaismParshaRedeeming Relevance / Rabbi Francis Nataf

Yitzhak called you Esav and you answered him, then he called you Yaakov and you also answered him!”

Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: November 21st, 2014

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Yitzchak thought the Jewish people needed dual leadership: Eisav the physical; Yaakov the spiritual

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