Parashat Vayishlach

Family Reunions and Beyond

Isn’t Jacob’s peace with Esau as important as Joseph’s reconciliation with his brothers?

A Tale of Two Jacobs

This biblical patriarch’s life is marked by an unresolved conflict with his dark side.

Israel Means To Struggle With God

It is possible to be a good Jew and have questions about God.

Being Content With What You Have

Sometimes we simply need a reminder to be appreciative of our lives.

The Silence of Dinah and Other Rape Victims

The Bible focuses on Jacob's and his son's reactions, but not on those of the victim herself.

Making Today Matter

Overcoming your name.

A Lack of Empathy

Jacob's reaction to Dinah's rape is puzzling and disturbing.

Who Was Dinah?

Was her encounter with Shechem rape or consensual?

Haftarah for Vayishlach

The fate of the Edomites.