Posts tagged Conditional Vow

Vayeitzei – Torah In Haiku

Vow

JACOB MAKES A VOW … IT MIGHT BE CONDITIONAL … OR IT MIGHT NOT BE — While dreaming “Ba Makom” (at a certain, unnamed “place”) Jacob is told by God, “Remember, I am with you: I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you […]

Vayeitzei (And he left)

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Genesis 28:10 to 32:3 Jacob makes Torah’s first vow to the Eternal…. One would expect a vow that is deeply reverent; but, Jacob offers a conditional vow filled with doubt. Torah scholars question this lack of faith and offer possible explanations. This week’s text starts immediately after the events of last week’s parsha. Jacob has […]

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