Vayetzei – Early Sunrise of Redemption


How does Yakov Avinu (Jacob) represent the Jewish people’s descent to exile and return to redemption? Why did the sun set early, and when did the sun ‘get back’ the two hours with an early sunrise? Why was Yakov referred to by the angels (and his son Yosef) as ‘the Sun?’ What is the ‘key to redemption’ that Yakov used and Hashem uses for the Jewish people in the future? What is represented by the 600,000 or 1.2 million angels who greeted Yakov on his return to Israel? Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

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