Weekly Torah Portion
Jacob dreams of angels going up and down a ladder. G-d blesses him. Jacob names the place Bethel. Jacob works seven years in order to marry Rachel, but Laban tricks Jacob into marrying Leah, Rachel’s older sister. Jacob marries Rachel but only after having to commit himself to seven more years of working for Laban. Leah, Rachel, and their maidservants, Bilhah and Zilpah, give birth to eleven sons and one daughter. Jacob and his family leave Laban’s household with great wealth.