Friday, November 28, 2014

Vayetze Text Message

Parashat Vayetze (And Jacob left)

Jacob leaves Beer Sheva in order to go to Haran. He sleeps on the ground, and Hashem speaks to him and says: " I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying."
A simple reading of the text will mean that Jacob and his descendants will receive the land of Israel.
I strongly believe there is a deeper message. Jacob will be receiving 6 square feet of land like everybody else. We will all receive the same piece of "land."
The difference is what we can accomplish in life so those who come after us will be able to remember the person who rests in that piece of land.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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