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Love what HaShem loves; hate what HaShem hates. All else is commentary.

בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית • B'resheet
(“In Beginning” or “At First”)
The First Book of Moses,
Commonly Called


Parashah 6: Tol’dot (continued)
(“History” Genesis 25:19–28:9)
(Small Roman numerals in the text indicate each 'aliyah.)

~ 28 ~

[Be'ershiva [MAP] 1730 BCE]

D. Ya'akov Prepares to Leave for Haran (27:42-28:9)

1. Rivkah Plans Ya'akov’s Exile (27:42-45)

2. Yitzhak Blesses the Mission (27:46-28:5)

1Yitz'chakIsaac summoned Ya'akovJacob, blessed him, and commanded him, “You must not take a wife from among the Kena'aniCanaanite women. 2Go right away to Paddan Aram, [MAP] to the family of your mother’s father B’tu’elBethuel, “God destroys” or “man of God” or “dweller in God”, and take a wife from among the daughters of LavanLaban, “white”, your mother’s brother. 3May El ShaddaiGod Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. 4And may He give the blessing of Avraham to you and to your dsescendants, so that you may possess the land where you live as a foreigner, the land Elohim[GN] gave to Avraham.”

(vii) 5Yitz'chak sent Ya'akov away to Paddan Aram to Lavan Ben-B’tu’elson of Bethuel the AramiSyrian, the brother of Ya'akov’s and 'Esav’s mother Rivkah.

3. 'Esav Takes a Wife for Spite (28:6-9) [1730 BCE]

6Now 'Esav learned that Yitz'chak had blessed Ya'akov and sent him away to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “You must not take a Kena‘aniCanaanite woman,” (Maftir) 7and that Ya'akov had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. 8'Esav understood that his father Yitz'chak disapproved of the Kena'ani women, 9so 'Esav went to Yishma‘el and married — in addition to the wives that he already had — N’vayotNebaioth, “heights”’s sister MachalatMahalath, “stringed instrument”, the daughter of Avraham’s son Yishma‘el.

The brakah (blessing) to recite after reading the Parashah is here.

The brakah to recite before reading the Haftarah is here.

The Haftarah for this Portion is Haftarah Tol’dot: Mal’akhi (Malachi) 1:1–2:7

The brakah to recite before reading from the Apostolic Writings is here.

The reading from the Apostolic Writings is
Matthew 10:21–30; Romans 9:6–16; Hebrews 11:20; 12:14–17

The Blessing of the Messiah to recite after reading from the Gospels is here.


Parashah 7: Vayetze
(“He went out”) Gen 28:10 –32:2
(Small Roman numerals in the text indicate each 'aliyah.)

The brakah (blessing) to recite prior to reading the Parashah is here.

[Beith-El (Luz) [MAP] 1730 BCE]

VII. Parashah Vayteze (He went out) (28:10-32:3)

A. Ya'akov’s Dream (28:10-17)

(i) 10Ya'akov left Be-ersheba“well of the sevenfold oath”, [MAP] and went toward Haran“mountaineer”. [MAP] 11He reached a certain place and stayed the niight there, and because the sun had set. He took one of the stones there and put it under his head, and lay down to sleep. 12He dreamed and saw a stairway set on the ground with its top reaching heaven, and Elohim’s angels were gong up and coming down on it. 13At the top stood יְהוָ֜ה , Who said, “I am יְהוָ֜ה, the God of your father Avraham and the God of Yitz'chak. I will give you and your descendants the land you are now lying on. 14Your descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and east, and north, and south. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants. 15Hinneh,[GN] I am with you, and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done that which I have promised you.”

16When Ya'akov awoke from sleep he said, “Surely יְהוָ֜ה is in this place, and I didn’t know it.” 17He was afraid, and said, “How awesome this place is! This is none other than the house of Elohim! This is the gate of heaven!”

B. Ya'akov Erects a Standing Stone (28:18-22) [Beit-El]

18Ya'akov arose early in the morning, took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on its top. 19He called the name of that place Beit-ElHouse of God, but the name of the city was originally Luz. [MAP] 20Ya'akov made a vow, saying, “If Elohim will be with me and watch over me on this journey, and give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, 21so that I return safely to my father’s house, then יְהוָ֜ה will be my God 22and this stone I have set up as a pillar will be Elohim’s house. Of all that You will give Me I will surely give a tenth to you.”[22]

Chapter 29

22. Notice that Ya'akov got it exactly backwards. He said that if יְהוָ֜ה would do all these things for him, then he would accept יְהוָ֜ה as his God. We must be careful to first acknowledge יְהוָ֜ה as our God, and only then do we have the right to ask Him for anything. [RETURN]

Originally posted on Wednesday, 11 August 2021

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