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Parshat Vayishlach

Readings for Vayishlach
Kislev 19, 5784
December 2, 2023

Obadiah 1:1-21
Torah Portion: Vayishlach
Vayishlach in a Nutshell

The name of the Parshah, "Vayishlach," means "And he sent" and it is found in Genesis 32:4.

Jacob returns to the Holy Land after a 20-year stay in Charan, and sends angel-emissaries to Esau in hope of a reconciliation, but his messengers report that his brother is on the warpath with 400 armed men. Jacob prepares for war, prays, and sends Esau a large gift (consisting of hundreds of heads of livestock) to appease him.

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