As Jacob returns to meet his brother Esau after 22 years, Rabbi Jack Melul at the University of Oregon and JSU/NCSY in Eugene Oregon, shares a commentary from Rashi: how did Jacob keep the 613 Mitzvot while living with his father-in-law Laban away from Israel. What is the distinction between being able to perform Mitzvot
In a dramatic moment, feuding brothers Esau and Jacob reunite and greet each-other with an embrace and a kiss. In the Torah, the word 'and kissed' וַׄיִּׄשָּׁׄקֵ֑ׄהׄוּׄ is marked with dots above it, noting that we should pay special attention to the word.
Jacob has now left his father-in-law’s house and is on his way to Beersheba to the house of his father. He sends a delegation to his brother, Esau, seemingly trying to appease him, with the Esau’s promise to commit fratricide still echoing in the back of Jacob’s head. Jacob’s act of appeasement and his gesture