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Jacob: (a) (1653-1506 BCE) Third of the Patriarchs, son of Rebecca and Isaac. A studious man, he incurred his twin brother Esau’s wrath when he deceptively received Isaac’s blessings. He fled to Padan Aram where he married Leah and Rachel. He fathered the Twelve Tribes and Dinah. He returned to Canaan but lived his final years in Egypt, where he went to be with his son Joseph, viceroy of Egypt. He’s buried in the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron. (b) A common Jewish name.
Among the Three Patriarchs of our people, Jacob (Yaakov) takes a special place. He was the "favorite" of our Patriarch, our Sages say (Ber. Rabba 76). When G-d named him "Israel," after he wrestled successfully with the angel, "Israel" became the name of ...
Return of the Brothers, On The Way to Egypt, Jacob Meets Joseph, Jacob Visits Pharaoh, Jacob’s Last Request, Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Children, Jacob’s Death, Jacob’s Burial, Esau’s Death, Joseph’s Pledge to His Brothers, Joseph’s Death
Judah Vouches For Benjamin, A Friendlier Reception
The Destruction of Shechem, The War against the Seven Kings
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 Price of a Wife, Jacob’s Children, Jacob’s Wealth
Esau’s Evil Ways, Rebekah’s Ploy, The Blessing, Esau Returns
Birth of the Twins, Jacob and Esau Grow Up, Abraham’s Death, Esau Kills Nimrod, Jacob Buys the Birthright, Isaac Goes To Philistina
Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XV, p. 432ff. I. This week’s Torah reading relates that when Yosef presented his two sons, Ephraim and Menasheh, before Yaakov for him to bless them, Yaakov placed his right hand on Ephraim and his left hand on Menasheh. When Yosef s...
Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XV, p. 281ff. I. Several interpretations are offered for the verse: Bereishis 32:25. “And Yaakov remained alone.” Among them: a) The Talmud states Chulin 91a. (and this interpretation is quoted — with slightly different wording — by ...
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