Category: Vayishlach

THE POWER OF A NAME

Last Wednesday I crept quietly into a room at my daughter’s apartment in New York,... Read More

LESSONS FROM A BIBLICAL SHOWDOWN (2)

In Parshat Vayishlach (Gen. 32), Jacob confronts his brother Esau for the first time in... Read More

BEING CERTAIN ABOUT THE FUTURE

In his memoirs, the controversial Danish politician Karl Kristian Steincke (1880-1963) presented a collection of... Read More

LESSONS FROM A BIBLICAL SHOWDOWN (1)

In Parshat Vayishlach (Gen. 32), Jacob confronts his brother Esau for the first time in... Read More

PRELUDE TO A BETTER FUTURE

The destruction of Aleppo in Syria and the wanton murder of its citizens has once... Read More

THE DISTRESSING STORY OF DINAH & SHECHEM

One of the most distressing stories in Bereishit is the horrifying kidnapping of Jacob’s daughter,... Read More

THE CURSE OF ESAU

There is so much that goes on in the world that makes absolutely no sense.... Read More

JACOB WRESTLES WITH AN ANGEL

Rabbi Dunner examines the strange story of the encounter between Jacob and the mysterious “man”,... Read More