Vayechi – Shema Yisrael
What is represented by the fact that Yakov is unable to reveal the End Times to his children? Why do they respond by saying ‘Shema Yisrael?’ Why does the Gemara Berachos begin with the concept of saying Shema? Why specifically does the Torah speak first of saying Shema at night? What is the idea behind the ‘roaring’ of Hashem in the night, when He laments the exile of his children? How does Shema rectify this? What is the difference between Hashem’s lament in the night time as opposed to what He says when the Jewish people gather in synagogues and study halls to praise Him?
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.