Parsha Talk Vayishlach 2021

Parsha Talk; with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry Chesler and Jeremy Kalmonofsky – Parashat Va-yishlach [Genesis 32:4-36:43] is the subject of this week’s Parashah Talk. We discuss Jacob’s encounter with the malakh, the messenger, which results in injury but acquires for Jacob a blessing and a new name. We talk about the disturbing story of Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob and Leah, and what befalls her from her encounter with one of the locals. And we point ahead to Va-yeshev next week , and Mi-ketz in two weeks. We conclude with the burial of Isaac and its significance. Shabbat Shalom!