Shavua tov, everyone,
This week we read Vayishlach, “and he sent.” In this reading, we embark on yet another journey. Jacob sent angels, messengers ahead of his family party to meet his brother Esau. Jacob is returning from Haran with his large family, his livestock, and he wants to assure Esau he comes in peace. With this return, he is hoping to effect a teshuvah with his estranged brother. There is a demanding physical journey with all of the packing up and moving this large entourage towards their destination. But there is another level to this journey, another mysterious encounter that will change our journeys as a people.