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Parashat Vayishlach: A Summary

Parashat Vayishlach: A Summary

On the¬†trip back to Canaan, Jacob meets his brother Esau; Jacob wrestles with the angel. Then they arrive in Shechem; Shechem, the son of Chamor the Hivite, (heir to the town of Shechem) rapes Jacob’s daughter, Dina; Dina’s brothers, Shimon and Levy, massacre the men of Shechem; Rebecca (Rivka) dies; God gives Jacob an additional name, “Israel,” and reaffirms the blessing to Avraham that the land of Canaan (Israel) will be given to his descendants; Rachel dies after giving birth to Benjamin (Binyamin); Jacob’s 12 sons are listed; Isaac dies; Esau’s lineage is recorded as is that of Seir the Horite; and lastly … the succession of the Kings of Edom is chronicled.

2020 Sandton Shul Batmitzvah Ceremony