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Own your problems

Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/own_your_problems_20071123

The story, of course, turns out to be one of reconciliation and not hostility. But the overarching lesson of the story is the one that played out in Jacob's mind and soul. The way up in life is to firmly commit ourselves to a self-identity of spiritual and moral excellence, and then to demand that we actually live the self-image we have created. It is true that our past errors will become magnified as a result, and our conscience will not remain silent. But this too is part of the way up.

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