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VaYishlach – Shabbat Video Commentary

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 || Hosea 12:13 – 14:10; Obadiah

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«When Yaakov is about to reenter into the land of Israel he has a nighttime encounter with a mysterious stranger, an angel to be precise, whose identity is shrouded in the very dust their struggle kicks up. But it is not the identity of the angel that we need to know, but the identity of Yaakov/Yisrael, that is of import to us, and our own identities, in the light of his eternal wrestlings with G-d and man: „Your name shall no longer be called Yaakov, but Israel, because you have commanding power with- G-d and with men, and you have prevailed“»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat VAYISHLACH Video Commentary

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 || Hosea 12:13 – 14:10

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«When Yaakov is about to reenter into the land of Israel he has a nighttime encounter with a mysterious stranger, an angel to be precise, whose identity is shrouded in the very dust their struggle kicks up. But it is not the identity of the angel that we need to know, but the identity of Yaakov/Yisrael, that is of import to us, and our own identities, in the light of his eternal wrestlings with G-d and man: „Your name shall no longer be called Yaakov, but Israel, because you have commanding power with- G-d and with men, and you have prevailed“»…more:

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Parashat VAYISHLACH Readings and Video Commentary

©  Lencer, Wiki Commons

© Lencer, Wiki Commons

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43; Hosea 12:13 – 10:10; Obadiah

 

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:

    „Yaakov avinu’s (our forefather Jacob’s) midnight encounter with a mysterious angel: Who was this angel, what was his purpose, and by what name was he known? Yaakov overcomes the angel, and by doing so gains insight into all these questions. He also acquires for himself a new name, a new identity [Israel], and a new role to play in establishing the Divine presence here on this earth.“ more:


Shabbat Shalom

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Parashat Shabbat Vayishlach Readings and Video Commentary

Genesis 32:4–36:43; Obadiah 1:1-21

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel

    „Yaakov avinu’s (our forefather Jacob’s) midnight encounter with a mysterious angel: Who was this angel, what was his purpose, and by what name was he known? Yaakov overcomes the angel, and by doing so gains insight into all these questions. He also acquires for himself a new name, a new identity, and a new role to play in establishing the Divine presence here on this earth:“

Shabbat Shalom

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