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LESSONS FROM A BIBLICAL SHOWDOWN (1)

November 30th, 2017

In Parshat Vayishlach (Gen. 32), Jacob confronts his brother Esau for the first time in over thirty-four years, after having fled to avoid his brother’s intention to kill him. The commentaries are all in agreement that this showdown is more than a simple historic narrative; it contains important lessons for all descendants of Jacob on how they should confront any Esau that threatens them, whenever this happens and such a confrontation becomes a necessity.

Rabbi Dunner explores various classic commentaries to open up the subtext, as he guides us through the nuances of the most famous showdown in the Torah.

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