Vayishlach – Final Battle of Yakov and Esav

Why does the Torah emphasize the eight kings of Edom that reigned before there was a king in Israel? Why were there no kings in Israel before that point? What happened to the kings of Edom when kings reigned over Israel? Why was Haman (from Esav) demoted and replaced with Mordechai? What is the idea behind the analogy of the chaff, the straw and the wheat arguing about for whom the field was planted? What is the great battle between Esav and Yakov about, and how does it apply to our own personal struggles?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

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