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This week’s parashah, Vayishlach, reads like the script of the next Quentin Tarantino movie. It has everything: from death, violence, abduction and revenge, to the supernatural and even family broiges. It tells the story of J...

Posted on 28 November 2015, By Jonny Kay

What are we to make of Jacob’s dream? Midrash Tanhuma interprets it as follows: ‘”And behold the angels of God ascending and descending” – these are the princes of the heathen nations which God showed Jacob our father. The Pr...

Posted on 17 November 2015, By Matt Plen

When Isaac realized that Jacob had tricked him into blessing him instead of Esau, he trembled with a very great trembling. He said to Esau, “I blessed him; now he must remain blessed (gam baruch yiheyeh)” (Genesis 27:33). The m...

Posted on 10 November 2015, By Robert Stone