Brothers: Yaakov and Esav

Simi Peters

Wednesdays, October 18 to December 20 - 10:00 am Eastern, 5:00 pm Israel, November 1 - 4:00 pm Israel

The relationship between Yaakov and Esav has profound implications for Jewish history. This ten session course will explore that relationship in depth through close reading of the biblical text, midrashic sources, and classic commentary.

October 18 - Two Nations in Her Womb: Yaakov and Esav are Born

October 25 - “The Lads Grew Up”: The Beginnings of Separation

November 1 - Selling the Birthright (Part 1)

November 8 - Selling the Birthright (Part 2)

November 15 - Stealing Yitzhak’s Blessing? (Part 1)

November 29 - Stealing Yitzhak’s Blessing? (Part 2)

December 6 - Avraham’s Blessing

December 13 - The Brothers’ Final Encounter (Part 1)

December 20 - The Brothers’ Final Encounter (Part 2)

December 27 - The Brothers’ Final Encounter (Part 3)


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