Jan 17, 2021

Raize Guttman 01-17-21 (04 Shvat 5781)

Parsha Toldot - Chapter 27 - Verses 41-45

Last week we spoke about the blessing that Yitzhak gave Esav, and now we see the ramifications of this blessing.  Esav hated Yaakov, and thought in his heart he would wait until his father dies and then he would kill  his brother.  This is the source/the root of all anti-Semitism in the world from then, until today.   Rashi says Rivka received this message with  ruach ha kodesh (divine prophecy).  She then tells Yaakov  to run to Laban's house "until your brother's anger subsides from YOU". We learn an important lesson here,  what is in your heart is reflected on someone else and how they will feel about you. Rivka is saying go run away and get away, stay there until you are not angry with him anymore. We have such unbelievable power to influence other people, just by how we think about them.   When you think negatively about someone, you can cause them to hate you and when you think positively or give them the benefit of the doubt, so that will come back to you  from them.

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