Parashat Vayetze 5782 – Ya’acov and the Stone Upon the Well

Posted by Michael Hattin on November 7, 2021
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Bereishit (Genesis), Torah, VaYetze

Parashat Vayetze 5782 – Ya’acov and the Stone Upon the Well

Description: After securing the blessings, Ya’acov must flee the wrath of his brother Esav. Arriving at Charan, he encounters the shepherds and their flocks, and when he sees Rachel his cousin, he single-handedly rolls off the giant stone that sits upon the well in order to water her sheep. What might be the significance of his superhuman act?

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Verses: Genesis 29

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Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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