Thursday, November 14, 2013

Audio Shiur - Parshat Vayishlach - Meek, Weak Jews

Audio Shiur:
Parshat Vayishlach - Meek, Weak Jews

Rashi famously notes that Yaakov prepared to deal with Eisav in three ways: by sending gifts, by preparing for war, and by praying to God. Yet, while we see the gifts and prayer, where's the preparation for war? This glaring omission tells us a great deal about how commentaries viewed the notion of Jews fighting in a war, and just how differently we think today.

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