Weekly Parshah Reflections – Vayetzei

In this week’s Torah portion of “Vayetzei”, we find a Jacob who is so focused on his journey to find himself a wife that he nearly misses an encounter with God. In what ways are we, too, like Jacob hurtling towards our future goals at the expense of missing out on the present?

Welcome to the “Raising Holy Sparks” podcast! Hope you enjoy these short weekly insights into the torah portion! This week we dive deep into the Parshah of Vayetzei.

Sources mentioned in connection with this week’s torah portion:

  • Genesis 28:16 – “Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘God was in this place, and I did not know it!’”
  • The Kotzer Rebbe: “I could revive the dead, but I have more difficulty in reviving the living” (quote from “Quest for Authenticity: The Thought of Reb Simhah Bunim” by Michael Rosen).

Thanks for listening and looking forward to being on this journey through the books of the Torah with you!


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