What can we learn from Jacob and Esau? Rabbi Dr. Paul Shrell-Fox on Parashat Vayishlach


“The next time Jacob and Esau meet is at the burial of their father, Isaac, in Hebron (Genesis 35:27-29).”

Rabbi Dr. Paul Shrell-Fox, Lecturer in Family and Community Studies,  at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies on Parashat Vayishlach:

Despite their conflicting identities Jacob and Esau were able to put aside their differences and come together to bury their father Isaac.

Is this a message for us? Should we give up a little bit of our identity and put cultural differences to rest so that we can learn to listen to one another?

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