The narrative peak of Jacob’s story is reached in this parsha. Anticipating confrontation with his brother Esau, Jacob feels fear. However, his conflict is not with his brother, but a […]
Acts of Trickery or Deception Involving JacobJacob takes Esau’s blessing. Rebecca reframes Jacob’s exile as a search for an appropriate bride. Laban tricks Jacob into marrying Leah. Laban removes […]
Bereishit 25:27-28 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the outdoors; but Jacob was a mild man who stayed in camp. Issac favored Esau […]
Bereishit 24: 1-50 [Because of the length, I am not copying the verses to the study guide, please refer to a chumash.]
Rabbis Leibowitz and Dessler focus on the story […]
Bereishit 18:1-10 (Robert Alter, trans) And the LORD appeared to him in the Terebinths of Mamre when he was sitting by the tent flap in the heat of the day. […]
Bereishit 12: 1-4 (Robert Alter trans.) And the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your land and your birthplace and your father’s house to the land I will show […]
Leviticus 23:42 In sukkot shall you reside seven days.
Sukkah 2a Rava said … For the entire seven days, emerge from the permanent residence in which you reside year round […]
Devarim 22:1-3 If you see your fellow’s ox or sheep gone astray, do not ignore it; you must take it back to your fellow. If your fellow does not live […]
Devarim 16:18 You shall appoint shoftim [judges] and shotrim for your tribes, in all the settlements that the LORD your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people […]
Devarim 11:26 See, this day I set before you blessing and curse.
Sforno Pay good attention so that you will not be like the nations of the world who relate […]