VAYEITZEI (Genesis, 28:10-32:3) — “Feeling the Void – Filling the Void”

Jacob left Beer-Sheba and he went to Haran. (Genesis, 28:10)

The Torah doesn’t waste words. Rashi points out that the Torah only had to write Jacob went to Haran. The point of the story is that he was now on his way to  Haran to find a wife. Obviously, he had to leave his home in Beer-Sheba in order to get there. What is the point of telling us that Jacob left Beer-Sheba?

The answer, says Rashi, is that Jacob’s departure from Beer-Sheba was a significant event…

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Additional messages from previous years:

“How to Say ‘You’re Wrong’ ” (2009)

“Are You My Bride? … Are You SURE??” (2006) 

“Time to Pray!”  (2005)

“The Gift of Life” (2003)

“To Dream the Impossible Dream” (2000)

Published in: on December 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

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