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Parashat Vayishlah

November 29, 2012 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman This week’s parashah, Va-Yishlah focuses on the homeward journey of Jacob and his family. This entire sidrah seems to swing widely between the poles of blessing and calamity. While the overt context of the parashah focuses … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayishlah

December 7, 2011 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, News

By Miriam Herscher   “I am Jacob. I am going home, and I am anxious and scared. “I have been away for twenty years. I have not spoken to nor seen my brother or parents in all that time. We … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayishlah

November 22, 2010 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Bob Freedman At the end of this week’s parashah, Vayishlah, we learn that Jacob came back to his home, the land where his fathers had lived (Genesis 31:3). Specifically, he returned to Beit-El, the place where he first … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayishlah

December 2, 2009 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Wrestling By Jill Minkoff The day after Thanksgiving, my daughter and I were deciding what to do with leftovers. While in her kitchen, I shared with her my assignment to write a D’var Torah about Parashat Vayishlah. “Wow!” she said, … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayishlah

December 18, 2008 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

The courage to say “I’m sorry.” By Irwin Huberman There are two short phrases which are among the most powerful in our tradition. They are “I’m sorry,” and “I forgive you,” and they both come into play in this week’s … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayishlach

November 20, 2007 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Halina Rubinstein 25 Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn. 26 When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he wrenched Jacob’s hip at its socket, so that the … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayishlah

December 6, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Michael G. Kohn What is deceit? Is it ever acceptable to deceive another? And is it ever proper to hold a community responsible for the act of a single person? These questions practically jump from the pages of this … Continue reading »

 

Vayishlah

March 23, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

m4s0n501 Jacob’s Struggle with the Angel By Rebecca Tenenbein This d’var Torah is written in loving memory of my grandparents Edith Tenenbein, Alexander Tenenbein, and Abe Newborn, z”l Jacob must go back to his homeland, Canaan, but first he must … Continue reading »