On A Wing and A Prayer

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“And he said ‘Let me go, for dawn has broken’…” (32:27) The Torah records the climactic confrontation between Yaakov and the angel of Eisav. Wrestling with Yaakov until dawn, the angel finally concedes to Yaakov’s superiority. The angel requests that Yaakov release him “for dawn has broken”.1 Citing the Talmud, Rashi explains that the angel […]

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