Parashat Vayetze (And he [Jacob] left)
Jacob leaves his parents’ home and goes to Haran, where his uncle lives.
He will have to work a lot in order to get married to Leah and Rachel. The story is well known. Laban, Jacob’s uncle, tricks Jacob and changes Leah for Rachel, therefore he will have to work longer in order to marry Rachel.
Genesis 29:20: “Jacob worked for Rachel for seven years, but it seemed in his eyes like a few days because he loved her.”
Maybe the time passed in Jacob’s body - he work hard, he grew older - but the time did not pass in his eyes. He was able to “see” that, when you are in love, “time never passes”.
Love can be such a powerful blessing that those who love each other may consider a long time just a blink of the eyes.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L