Shabbat Candle lighting time: 4:11 (Friday, December 4, 2020)
Shabbat ends: 5:10 (Shabbat night, December 5, 2020)
Lessons for today, Sunrise: 7:02
Wednesday, 16 Kislev, 5781 - December 2, 2020
Latest Shema: 9:23
Summary of Today's Chumash
In the fourth aliyah the meeting of Yakov's family with Esav continues. Three of Yakov's wives, the handmaids and Leah, approach Esav with their children following them. But in Rachel's case, her son Yosef knew his mother to be beautiful, so he went in front of her to avoid the evil Esav from seeing her. Rashi says that this is how Yosef earned the blessing that no evil eye can harm him. After the meeting Esav departs in peace. Yakov plans to someday meet Esav in mount Seir, which will be when Moshiach comes, may it be speedily in our days, Amen.