What is the backstory that predicated the struggle of Yaakov with the angel of Esav? Why did the angel appear as a fellow shepherd? How is the entire struggle of the Jewish people – throughout our thousands of years of exile – contained in this interaction? What are the lessons for our approach to commerce and spirituality as we traverse the lands of exile? Why did Yaakov believe that the angel was in fact a magician employing black magic? How did the angel prove his power was spiritual in nature, and what does that teach about the power of Esav? What is represented by the ‘fire of Yaakov’ which is greater than the smaller ‘fire of Esav?’
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.
Running time: 24:27