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Vayishlach

Parshah
The Kiss

Twenty years after Jacob stole the blessing, he was about to meet Esau once more. There was much at stake, not only for Jacob and his family, but for all of the cosmos.
Who Wants to Be Jewish?

The “child” and the “servant” exist in all relationships: in the family, in the workplace, and in our divine service.
Vayishlach Parshah Quiz

Take this quiz to see how well you know the parshah of Vayishlach.
Real Lessons From Real Life
Moral Struggles: Vice or Virtue?

Chapter 19 of Positivity Bias
How My Daughter’s Heartbeat Monitor Showed Me Life’s High and Lows

There is a hollow feeling of déja vu, one that I haven’t felt in a while.
Leaning Into Yiddishkeit: A Short Story of Jewish Growth

In the light of that small shining candle, I saw his smile, which came easily, and often, and lit up the lives of those around him.
Your Questions
‘Why Did G-d Make Us Need to Eat?’

A Mother Responds to Her Children (and their cravings for mac-and-cheese)
Story
The Rabbi Who Rode Lionback

When the first Friday approached, Rabbi Masoud informed his friends that it was time to stop and take a rest …
The Simple Vintner of Slonim

Scrunching his face with concentration, Ephraim enunciated each word again and again. He appeared to be begging for his life.
Lifestyle
Every single thing that a person sees or hears, is an instruction to him in his conduct in the service of G-d
— Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov