Aleph Beta on Parshas Vayeitzei: Consequences of Jacob’s Deceit
Last week, we saw Jacob trick his father Isaac and stole Esau’s birthright, devastating his brother and causing him to cry. Are we really meant to applaud Jacob’s behavior? In this video, Rabbi Fohrman explores the scene when Jacob and Rachel first meet, in which Jacob too cries. Through a deeper understanding of this midrash, we are shown special insights into the text and can begin to understand how Jacob can be called a man of truth.
This video was produced by Aleph Beta, which seeks to help people get to the heart of what Torah is all about. Through a willingness to question and take a deeper look at our sources, Aleph Beta helps people find their place in a story that has been told for thousands of years. Bringing new methods to a very old tradition, we’ve attempted to make each video surprising and exciting.
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