Vayeitzei – Torah In Haiku

Hope concept

Alone, on the run …
Using stones as his pillows …
Jacob goes to sleep —

His dream, a vision …
With angels on a ladder …
And God above it —

Arising, he says …
“Surely God is in this place …
But I did not know” —

From Genesis 28:11-16
[Jacob] placed [some stones] at his head and lay down to sleep there. He had a vision in a dream. A ladder was standing on the ground, and its top reached up toward heaven. God’s angels were going up and down on it. Suddenly he saw God standing over him … Jacob awoke from his sleep. ‘God is truly in this place,’ he said, ‘but I did not know it.’

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