Current Torah Portion
Introduction to the Weekly Torah Portions
This week's Torah Portion:
וַיִּשְׁלַח יַעֲקֹב מַלְאָכִים לְפָנָיו אֶל־עֵשָׂו אָחִיו אַרְצָה שֵׂעִיר שְׂדֵה אֱדֹֽום
...as I mentioned in last week’s parashah, Ya’akov was headed towards his divinely appointed destiny, to become the covenant man that HaShem had promised he would be. But to Ya’akov, there was an absence of real peace, of genuine “shalom” in his life up to this point. Ya’akov had made no small accomplishment for himself, acquiring wives, sons, one daughter, and a great number of livestock. Yet, he knew in himself, that he was not totally fulfilled. The reason was that despite his grand self-achievements, and clever actions in the past, he still had to face his greatest challenge: that of confronting the brother he wronged twenty years prior.