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Jacob’s Sukkah

Jacob spent more than twenty years in Aram, a place in Mesopotamia. Jacob’s sojourn in Aram symbolizes the exile of the Jewish people from the land of Israel. His return to Canaan symbolizes the return of the Jewish people from exile. As Jacob and his family returned […]

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The House of God

The House of God

For the week of November 25, 2017 / 7 Kislev 5778 Va-Yeze Torah: Bereshit/Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 Haftarah: Hosea 12:13 – 14:10 (English 12:12 – 14:9) Originally posted December 9, 2000 / 12 Kislev 5761 Revised version from the book Torah Light: Insights from the Books of […]

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Rachel and Leah

Here’s how it happened. Laban had two daughters: Rachel and Leah. Leah was older, but the Torah says that she had “weak eyes.” Rachel, on the other hand, was beautiful. What does it mean that Leah had weak eyes? The Hebrew word translated here as “weak” can […]

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