Posts Tagged ‘Vayishlach’

“Vayishach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for the second installment of the story of Yakov/Jacob’s journey, where he prepares for a potentially deadly encounter with his estranged brother, Esau, and confronts…any number of fears…in the wilderness. (Parsha “Vayishlach,” Genesis 32:3-36:43)

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching again covers the story itself, how this encounter with YHVH, too, might now seem to be during the most fearful time of his life, for more than one reason, and what happens thereafter.

SSM Vayishlach 1 Dec, 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week again covers a lot of ground. Yakov “wrestled with man and with God,” and arguably that alone makes it a great lesson for us today. But this time it’s the “ambiguity” in the story – on SO many levels – that Mark finds particularly important this time around.

And so key to the special, but very much related, issues we now face.

“Vayishlach:
Yakov Wrestles…and so do we, STILL!”

“Vayishlach” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa two teachings on the parsha this week, Vayishlach (Genesis 32:3 through chapter 36).

From the messengers that Yakov (Jacob) sends to see what his brother Esau is up to, and the encounters that follow, this is a story of fear, faith, reconciliation, and ultimately prophecy.

SSM 12-16-16 Vayishlach

 

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark explores some of the connections between that story, and

“Hearsay, oral tradition, false witness, and bald-faced lies”

Parsha “Vayishlach” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two teachings on this week’s Torah portion, “Vayishlach.” (Genesis chapters 32:4 through 36).

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers the entire parsha — the story of Jacob’s challenges in reconciling with his estranged brother Esau, the subsequent ‘rape of Dinah,’ (if that’s really what it is) and the violence that follows.

SSM “Vayishlach” 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat again focuses on at least one of the broader themes pervading the portion, and might be titled, “Dealing with Esau…” and violence, and indeed ‘the world.’   This, too, is a section of Scripture that should REALLY speak to us today!

TT CooH – Dealing with ‘the world’ – division – and the cancer of ‘hamas’ or violence

 

Audio teaching: Parsha Vayishlach – Yakov, Israel, double-mindedness, and…

Monday, November 25th, 2013

the BATTLE we face RIGHT NOW!

 

 

Audio link to Parsha Vayishlach, 16 November, 2013.