Shabbat Parashat Vayishlach| 5767
Vayishlach | | 1/1/2006
During their dreaded meeting, Yaakov’s wives and children approached Eisav and bowed down. Eisav looked at the women and children and responded with a question: “Who are these to you?” Yaakov answered: “The children whom Hashem granted your servant.” Did Eisav really not know who the children were? Also, why did Yaakov answer only about his children’s identity, not his wives’?
Case: A couple flew from Israel to New York. According to them, the travel agent (in Israel) told them that they would be able to extend their stay without charge for up to fifteen days after the return date. They called the airline ten days after their return date to arrange a flight and were charged $520 to do so. The agent responded that the promise was to try to extend the date and that he had instructed the couple to contact the agent in New York to see if he would succeed to extend the ticket, which they failed to do.
All of us who have been affiliated with the yeshiva are of the same spirit, based on the foundation that our master, Rav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen [Kook] dreamed when he founded the yeshiva. This is what he intended by calling the yeshiva, Hayeshiva Hamerkazit Ha’olamit. The intent is not geographical, to gather students from the far reaches of the world. Rather, olamit refers to the perspective of eternity.
This edition of
Hemdat Yamim is dedicated to the memory of
R’ Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld o.b.m.
Hemdat Yamim is also dedicated by Les & Ethel Sutker of Chicago, Illinois
in loving memory of Max and Mary Sutker and Louis and Lillian Klein,z”l.
May their memory be a blessing!
A weekly divrei Torah leaflet: A Glimpse at the Parasha, Ask the Rabbi, From the writings of Harav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook, zt”l, Pninat Mishpat (Jewish Monetary Law).