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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayishlach

November 24, 2015 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yaakov confronts Eisav, wrestles with a “man” who blesses him by changing his name to Yisrael, loses his wife Rachel in childbirth, and experiences the trauma of the incident with his daughter Deena.

Yaakov takes several steps as he prepares to meet Eisav for the first time since the “birthright and blessing incident.” Chapter 32, verses 8-17 show Yaakov using a bifurcated strategic approach for his meeting with Eisav. Read more >