Welcome to Portion Vayetzei! This week Jacob is running from his brother. Though he gained both the birthright and the blessing Jacob finds himself penniless and wandering through no man’s land. Yet Jacob remains hopeful. What is the connection between Jacob’s hope and the plight of the modern state of Israel?
It is said that Jacob never reconciled the loss of his son Joseph. So, we too must await the return of the hostages held in Gaza. Bring them home.