Halacha Tag: yaakov

Wake Up!

In our Parasha, Dina gets kidnapped by Shechem, and her brothers Shimon and Levy come to the rescue. The Bet Yosef[1] brings a machloket Rishonim regarding a case in which a girl was kidnapped by Goyim, if one may violate the Shabbat in order to save her. Of course, everyone agrees that if there is […]

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Gid Hanashe and The Spiritual Fight Throughout History

“Therefore, the children of Israel should not eat the displaced tendon/sinew (גיד הנשה)”. the Torah commands us to refrain from eating Gid Hanashe, not merely as a reminder of Yaakov Avinu’s fights with the Angel of Esav, who is the Yetser Hara, the evil inclination; but as a message for the future: the spiritual damage […]

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