Weekly Torah Portion

 

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Vayeitzei

And [Jacob] Left
Genesis
28:10−32:3

And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. – Genesis 28:10

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.

 

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