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Torah Portion: Vayetze
Genesis 28:10 - 32:3
by Rabbi Moshe Katz
by Rabbi Doni Deutsch
by Rabbi Mordy Raizman

It's a word we use a lot.
But what does it really mean?
... How about when we say 'I love ice cream'.
What I really mean is probably something like, I love myself.

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Torah Portion Vayetze
Dec.8, 2000 11 Kislev, 5761 by Rabbi Stephen M Wylen

(Jacob) had a dream; a stairway was set on the ground and its top reached to the sy, and angels of God were going up and down on it. (Gen. 28:12)
The angels first went up and then went down (not what we would expect of angels, who should be coming down from heaven first, then going back up.) The explanation is as follows:

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Drasha - Parshas Vayetzeh -- Point of Order
Volume 7 Issue 7
by Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky

Let me get straight to the point. After all Yaakov did! at least when he dealt with his charlatan father-in-law, Lavan. You see, Yaakov wanted to marry Rachel, Lavan's youngest daughter. He did not have the audacity to ask for her hand in marriage straightforwardly, so when he arrived at Lavan's home, and identified himself as the son of Lavan's sister, Rivka, Lavan decided to offer his nephew Yaakov work

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Shabbat Parashat Vayetze "Children and Deffered Dreams"
by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

We all dream about our lives, our families and our destiny. Born into a world we did not create, motivated by hope, energy and drive, we spend our childhood and adolescence absorbing wonderful stories of adventure, heroes and fantasies.

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Parsha Summary - Parshas Vayeitzei
Hoshea 12:13-14:10
by Rabbi Aron Tendler

1st Aliya: Yaakov experiences the famed prophecy of "Jacob's Ladder".
2nd Aliya: Yaakov arrives in Charan, encounters Rachel, and contracts with Lavan for her hand in marriage.
3rd Aliya: Lavan switches Leah for Rachel forcing Yaakov to negotiate another 7 years of service for Rachel.

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Parshas Vayeitzei
Hoshea 12:13-14:10
by Rabbi Dovid Siegel

This week's haftorah is devoted to the rebuke of the Jewish people for falling into their idolatrous practices. This serious national offense traces back to the days of the Jewish king Yeravam ben N'vat, the first king over the Ten Tribes after the split in the Jewish kingdom. During the early part of the reign of , Shlomo's son Rechavam, Hashem revealed through the prophet Achiya that ten of the Jewish tribes would leave the iron hand of Rechavam and be led by Yeravam.

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Dvar for Vayetzei
Genesis 28:10-32:1
by Shlomo Ressler

In Parshat Vayetzei, Yaakov (Jacob) begins a journey to find himself a wife, and essentially begin his life. But when he sleeps and dreams of G-d telling him that the land he's sleeping on is Holy, he is compelled to bring sacrifices, and promises to give a percentage of what he has back to G-d as Maaser (tithe - which we still practice today).

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