Jacob Meets Esau

Jacob knew he was walking into great danger as he returned to the land of Canaan. VAYISHLACH The eighth reading from the book of Genesis is named Vayishlach (וישלח), which means “and he sent.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom” (Genesis 32:3 … Continue reading Jacob Meets Esau

V’yishlach – He sent – 25 November, 2017

V’yishlach He sent Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) “A Wrestling Faith” by Mark Huey This week, our Torah portion Vayishlach continues the saga of Jacob’s life, as he learned to depend upon and have faith in the God of Abraham and Isaac. If you will recall from last week, the final separation from his father-in-law Laban concluded with a dramatic covenant that essentially placed … Continue reading V’yishlach – He sent – 25 November, 2017

“Silence of the Limping” – V’yishlach (He sent)

V’yishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) “Silence of the Limping” Once again, students of the Torah are challenged when meditating on our weekly portions, which I have found to contain a wealth of information to contemplate. When I sit down to write my Torah commentaries, the choice of a subject matter to focus on can be overwhelming. There are many … Continue reading “Silence of the Limping” – V’yishlach (He sent)

Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy

Torah Commentary Vayishlach “And he sent” Genesis 32:4-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Revelation 7:1-12 Still Running From the Enemy Jacob has seen much over his past twenty years with Laban. He has seen HaShem provide for him and give him great wealth. He has seen favor like few people will ever see. Jacob has wrestled with God and even been given a new name. After … Continue reading Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy

V’yishlach (He sent)

V’yishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) “Silence of the Limping” Once again, students of the Torah are challenged when meditating on our weekly portions, which I have found to contain a wealth of information to contemplate. When I sit down to write my Torah commentaries, the choice of a subject matter to focus on can be overwhelming. There are many … Continue reading V’yishlach (He sent)