Posts tagged Ladder to Heaven

Vayeitzei – Torah In Haiku

Ladder to Heaven

​ 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 […]

Vayeitzei (And he set out)

Genesis 28:10 to 32:3 Each of the three traditional daily prayer services are said to be based on the actions of our patriarchs. The Ma’ariv – evening service – had its beginnings in Jacob’s dream experience recounted in this week’s text. “And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. Coming upon a certain place, […]

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