Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:

Parshas Vayeitzei

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.


1st Aliya: Yakov experiences the famed prophecy of "Jacob's Ladder".

2nd Aliya: Yakov arrives in Charan, encounters Rachel, and contracts with Lavan for her hand in marriage.

3rd Aliya: Lavan switches Leah for Rachel forcing Yakov to negotiate another 7 years of service for Rachel. Leah gives birth to Reuven, Shimon, Levi, and Yehudah. Rachel marries off Bilhah to Yakov who gives birth to Dan and Naftoli. Leah marries off Zilpah to Yakov, and she gives birth to Gad and Asher.

4th Aliya: Rachel contracts with Leah for Reuven's mandrakes, after which Leah gives birth to Yisachar and Zevulen. Rachel finally gives birth to Yoseph, and Yakov approaches Lavan to negotiate a proper salary for continued service.

5th Aliya: Yakov's uses his vast knowledge of nature and husbandry to amass a fortune in sheep and cattle. After 6 years he decides with Rachel and Leah to flee from Lavan.

6th Aliya: They flee and Lavan catches them. Hashem (G-d) intervenes and Yakov, while confronting Lavan for his years of duplicity, unwittingly curses Rachel.

7th Aliya: Yakov and Lavan separate and Yakov arrives at the border of Canaan in 2205.


Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler

 

ARTICLES ON KI SISA AND PURIM:

View Complete List

“Purim & Pisces: Not your Average Fish Story” (Insights for the holiday of Purim)
Jon Erlbaum - 5770

The Ballad of Mayer
Rabbi Label Lam - 5770

Shabbos Forever
Rabbi Label Lam - 5770

ArtScroll

Tipping the Scales
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

Don't Second Guess G-d
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5757

Preparation for Happiness
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5769

Looking for a Chavrusah?

How Powerful “I” Can Be
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

Appreciating What We Have - While We Have It!
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759

Troubles Aren't Just a Good Reason to Pray
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

> From Calf to Cow
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5759

Searching for Haman
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

Machatzis HaShekel: The Halfway Mark
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5768

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Living Up to the Highest Standards
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5756

Shabbos Is Both A Mitzvah And A Present
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773

Why Did Moshe Need A Visual Image of The Half-Shekel Coin?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

Fulfill Your Potential
Shlomo Katz - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information