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Yaakov's Fear

Vayishlach(Genesis 32:4-36:43)

Published: November 29, 2009

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Visitor Comments: 3

(3) rut, November 30, 2012 2:52 AM

Yaacob Fear/ Similarly Our Fear

To me it is perfectly understandable why Yaacob feared. For those who love Hashem, do not want to lose him by committing a sin. We encounter, daily, situations where are very difficult. There are times when we do not want to use violence, in any way or form. But when we are provoked in the most harshes way, i believe it is the hardest time to control our inclinations of self defense. The Torah of Hashem, blessed be He, is the most valuable teaching for these challenges. And the second alternative is prayer. Like Yaacob prayed. I believe that Yaacob asked Hashem for wisdom, strenght, to encounter his angry brother Esaub.

(2) Anonymous, November 17, 2010 3:44 PM

Thank you!

It's such a simple thing to just talk to Hashem- yet how is it that, ironically enough, so many of us forget that option when we face a challenge?!

(1) miriam, December 2, 2009 2:33 PM

Thank you so much for that idea.what chizuk! may we merit to always feel Hashem being with us all the time.

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