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Parshat Vayetze

Readings for Vayetze
Kislev 6, 5785
December 7, 2024

Hosea 11:7 - 12:14
Torah Portion: Vayetze
Vayetze in a Nutshell

The name of the Parshah, "Vayetze," means "And he left" and it is found in Genesis 28:10.

Jacob leaves his hometown of Beersheba and journeys to Charan. On the way, he encounters “the place” and sleeps there, dreaming of a ladder connecting heaven and earth, with angels climbing and descending on it; G‑d appears and promises that the land upon which he lies will be given to his descendants. In the morning, Jacob raises the stone on which he laid his head as an altar and monument, pledging that it will be made the house of G‑d.

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