Last week, in Toldot, after falling into Rebekah’s snare, Jacob was forced to flee for his life from his brother, Esau. Before sending him away, Isaac granted the blessing intended for Jacob all along. Continue reading Vayetse [and he departed] 2015
After devoting a mere chapter to the genealogy of Esau, the Torah returns to the object of its narrative, the called and chosen who are destined to become the Bride of Yeshua and the light of the world.
Unlike Esau, who departed Canaan and settled in the land of the Horites, Jacob dwelled in Eretz Israel, albeit as a sojourner, just like his father and grandfather. No doubt, after all of Jacob’s trouble and turmoil, he is ready for peace and quiet. But, it is not to be. The family must descend to Egypt to fulfill the purposes of God. Recall that God told Abraham his descendants would be in bondage for four hundred years. Continue reading VAYESHEV – AND HE DWELLED