JACOB WRESTLES WITH AN ANGEL

November 26th, 2015

Rabbi Dunner examines the strange story of the encounter between Jacob and the mysterious “man”, who we are informed was Esau’s “angel”.

Why did Jacob take off on his own? Who was this mysterious individual he encountered? Why did this wrestling match even happen? Who won, and why?

There is much about this story that makes no sense. Through textual analysis, and with the help of selected commentaries, Rabbi Dunner puts the pieces of the puzzle together.

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