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The Confrontation

The Confrontation

“Jacob sent messengers (malachim).” – Genesis 32:4 According to Sforno, Jacob sent messengers, in order to find out Esau’s state of mind concerning him (Sforno, sefaria.org). Jacob had spent twenty years working for his Uncle Laban; now, Jacob was returning to his native land, as stated in Genesis 31:13. He was concerned that Esau mayContinue reading “The Confrontation”

Of Angels and Men

B”H “And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of G-d met him. “And Jacob said when he saw them: ‘This is G-d’s camp.’ And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.” – Genesis 32:2-3, JPS 1917 Tanach An impasse was reached in the life of Jacob; a brief moment, after his encounterContinue reading “Of Angels and Men”

The Foundation Stone

B”H “And he lighted upon the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.” – Genesis 28:11, JPS 1917 Tanach The word lighted, i.e., “and he lighted uponContinue reading “The Foundation Stone”


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