Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa Fellowship for the two-part study of the life of Yakov, or Jacob, as he travels to Haran, which essentially begins the story of the twelve tribes.

Parsha “Vayetze” (Genesis chapters 28:10 through 32:3) finds Yakov staying ‘en route’ at “Beit El” for his first direct encounter with Yahuah, and hearing the promises directly, after which he continues to the house of Laban the Aramean.

First, the Erev Shabbat (Friday evening) overview and intro:

There is again much in “Scripture as Written” that is no longer “PC,” and that again speaks volumes about what has become of this society. But the Sabbath Day teaching this week is more about some of the elements of the parsha that inspire questions. Why did Jacob weep when he first saw, and kissed, Rachel?

And what were the elements that helped him understand it was finally time to ‘return to the land of your birth,’ as commanded? He heard the command of YHVH directly; today, we have His Word and examples like Yakov that provide guidance in “such a time as this.”

“Vayetze: What happens when we see Laban’s ‘Countenance change’?”

The combined two-part teaching is here: