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The Kind Approach

“The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, ‘We came to your brother Esau; he himself is coming to meet you, and there are four hundred men with him.’” – Genesis 32:7, JPS 1985 Tanach Jacob’s deference to his Uncle Laban, years earlier, and his forbearance of Laban’s poor treatment of him, foreshadow his self-imposed lowliness, whenContinue reading “The Kind Approach”

Jacob’s Dream

B”H “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of G-d ascending and descending on it.” – Genesis 28:12, JPS 1917 Tanach Prayer is a means of communication, between man and G-d – a connection between earth and heaven.Continue reading “Jacob’s Dream”

Lofty Inheritance

B”H dvar parashas Toldos 5781 “The children struggled.” – Genesis 25:23 “They struggled with one another and quarreled as to how they should divide the two worlds as their inheritance.” -Yalkut Shimoni on Torah 111:2, sefaria.org Rashi comments, “as soon as they leave thy body they will take each a different course – one toContinue reading “Lofty Inheritance”

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