Tagged: Vayetze

Vayetze – Counting Sheep

A central theme of Vayetze’s Torah portion is dreams. After setting out from the family household in Be’er Sheva Jacob lay down for a rest. He then dreamed of a stairway to heaven, with...

Vayetze -Hassidic Symbolimsm

When Jacob arrived in Haran he first encountered the well on the outskirts of the city. There he inquired after Laban’s well-being and whereabouts, as the well was a typical gathering place for the...

Vayetze – Life Outside the Circle

Our sages teach us that the actions of the ancestors are omens for their descendants. We like to attribute many qualities to those developed by our ancestors. The kindness of Abraham, the devotion of...

Vayetze – If a Rock Could Speak

Jacob left Be’er Sheva, travelling to Haran. He arrived a ‘the place’ and set up camp, taking of the stones and placing them about his head. He dreamed, seeing a vision of a ladder...