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Parshah Focus

Jacob Leaves Laban, Laban Instigates Esau to Make War on His Brother, Jacob’s Strategy, Jacob Wrestles with an Angel, Jacob’s Reconciliation with Esau, Jacob’s Arrival in Canaan, Rachel’s Death
The Destruction of Shechem, The War against the Seven Kings
Why don't we eat the sciatic nerve?
Why, in this case, do we remember something by not eating?
Diary of Rachel
Much like salmon, my sister and I live in constant fear of being snatched by a grizzly bear. In our case, that would be my father.
Diary of Leah
This is not the actual diary of Leah, wife of Jacob. To the best of my knowledge, no such document exists.
Jacob Wrestles With the Angel
The angel tries to disentangle himself from Jacob but cannot do so. He is forced to beg Jacob to let him go.
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