Tag: Parshat Vayetze
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmI overslept this morning. I woke up an hour after I was expected to teach. Lost in a barrage of self-punishing thoughts and assumptions of dire consequences, I panicked aimlessly, still wearing my pajamas, thinking of ways to fix it. I was in the darkness of a wakeful nightmare: the...
December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Stories abound of natural tensions between sons-in-law and their fathers-in-law. One is about the man speaking with his future son-in-law, who was studying to be a rabbi.
"Tell me," he prodded, "how do you intend to support my daughter?"
"The Almighty will provide," answered the...
November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Goodbye, Jacob, Goodbye
Parshat Vayetze opens with Jacob leaving Be'er Sheva. Everyone feels his absence.
Is there someone who used to live in your neighborhood or went to your school but moved away? How did you feel when they left? Was that person someone who did nice things?