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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayetzei

November 13, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yaakov flees to his uncle Lavan’s household and lives there for several years, marrying Lavan’s daughters, Leah and Rachel, and establishing a large family.

This is the beginning of a section of the Torah about which we can quote Bible scholar Andrew Lloyd Weber: “Strange as it seems, there’s been a run on crazy dreams…”

The parasha opens with Yaakov dreaming of a ladder “set up on the earth with its top reaching into heaven, and behold, angels of God ascending and descending on it.” Read more >