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Never alone: Parashat Vayetzei (Genesis 28:10-32:3)

Parashat Vayetzei (Genesis 28:10-32:3)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/never_alone_parashat_vayetzei_genesis_2810_323

In this week’s parasha, Yaakov flees for his life, departing from Beersheva back to Charan — back to the beginning. How optimistic it had been when Avraham came to Israel two generations earlier, abandoning Charan presumably forever (Genesis 11:32-12:6). Avraham “went, took and passed.” He was journeying to a grand destiny on blessed land, where God promised he would become a great nation, blessed with wealth, with a name made great and famous.

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