Tagged ‘Vayetzei’

Parashat Vayetzei, 5778

November 21, 2017 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

  Jacob and Laban: The Struggle between Past and Future A D’var Torah for Vayetzei by Rabbi Bruce Alpert People who join my Shabbat morning Torah study – particularly those who have never engaged in such study before – are often … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayetzei

December 7, 2016 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Parashat Vayetzei: Standing Stones and Moving Stones by Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD I have been thinking about something my doctor said to me a few weeks ago. He advised me to study a page of Gemara a day. That’s usually … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayeitzei

December 3, 2014 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Rabbi Len Levin “Indeed, God is in this place!” This week, the Torah tells of the first of two climactic encounters that the Patriarch Jacob experienced, both of them occurring at transitional points of his outward career and inner growth. … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayeitzei

November 26, 2012 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Isaac Mann Parashat Vayeitzei speaks of Jacob’s sojourn in Haran after fleeing from Eretz Canaan (the Land of Canaan) to escape Esau’s wrath. As he comes into Haran, Jacob engages in a dialogue with some of the shepherds of … Continue reading »


Parashat VaYetzei

November 11, 2010 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, News

By Sanford Olshansky  For over a year I’ve played “Stump the Rabbi” with the Hebrew School students at the temple where I work. On some of my classroom visits they have an opportunity to ask me the toughest Jewish questions … Continue reading »


Parashat VaYeitzei

November 24, 2009 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Jill G. Hackell In Parashat VaYeitzei we read, “When Rachel saw that she had borne Jacob no children, she became envious of her sister; and Rachel said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!” Jacob was incensed … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayetze

December 3, 2008 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Parashat Vayetze begins and ends with Yaakov encountering angels; first in a dream, and then, presumably, in a vision or daydream of some sort. A commentary in the Etz Chaim Chumash suggests that these encounters serve as bookends, or parentheses, … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayetze

November 13, 2007 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Mountain, Field and House By Rabbi Yehonatan Chipman “How awesome is this place! This is naught but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven . . .” (Gen 28:17 This week’s parashah describes Yaakov’s unexpected and … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayetze

November 29, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Escaping What You’ve Embraced Peg Kershenbaum What does it take for us to see ourselves as we really are? How do we become aware of the impact we have on the lives and well-being of others? Jacob’s meeting with Laban … Continue reading »



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

The Quality of Gossamer By Linda Shriner-Cahn Jacob comes to an unnamed spot, running to an ill-defined future, from a traumatic past. Everything is unsure. He has no moorings. He is untethered, and then he puts a rock on the … Continue reading »