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Parashat Vayishlach (December 6, 2014)
by Warren Klein

SOME OF THE THEMES I noticed while reading Vayishlach are movement, relocation and reuniting. Jacob is moving and relocating his family; he physically wrestles with an angel; and he reunites with his twin brother, Esau. These events led me to think about some of the current events in my life that seem to reflect the transitory and transitional nature of this week’s parashah. For instance, some of the things that have been on my mind lately are moving into a new apartment, exercising more frequently and, especially relevant, reuniting with my brother this Thanksgiving weekend.

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