Posts Tagged Torah

Jacob the Wrestler

In this week’s Torah portion, Jacob is assaulted by an unknown assailant in the darkness of night. Jacob wrestles him down and refuses to let go of his mysterious assailant, even demanding a blessing of him. The assailant asks him, “What is your name?” As Jacob holds […]

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The Ideal Family

So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years. (Genesis 29:30) There are few ideal families in the Bible. Jacob’s certainly wasn’t. As if it was not bad enough to have two […]

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Messy Families

Messy Families

For the week of December 10, 2016 / 10 Kislev 5777 Va-Yeze Torah: Bereshit/Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 (English: 28:10 – 32:2) Haftarah: Hosea 12:13 – 14:10 (English: 12:12 – 14:10)   http://torahbytes.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/77-07.mp3 Download Audio [Right click link to download] Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her […]

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