Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look at parsha ‘Vayetze,’ (Genesis/Bereshiet 28:10 through 32:3) and the story of the life of Yakov, or Jacob, after he leaves home and begins to become the father of what will become the twelve tribes of Israel. But there is, of course, far more to it than that.

First, the Erev Shabbat overview of the entire portion:

Yakov is often identified with ’emet,’ or ‘truth,’ as Mark mentioned during last week’s teaching. But there another prominent aspect of his life has to do with ‘struggle.’ And while the struggles we face today may seem quite different, the opposite is far closer to being true.

This is a parsha that merits a close look for that reason alone.

Yakov even was said to have struggled with Yah. And somehow that appears to even be something for which he was praised in Scripture. Still, Yahushua warned that the path that we should walk is “narrow,” and “few there be that find it.” That sounds like it might describe a struggle as well.

And, no doubt about it, the coming collapse of “Biblical proportions,” the attempt to foment a destructive ‘civil war,’ and coerce millions to commit ‘suicide by injection’ – or worse – is setting us all up for a struggle unlike anything we have ever known.

So isn’t that enough reason to understand Who and what we should REALLY be struggling against?

“Vayetze: The ‘Narrow Path’ Is a Struggle”

The combined two-part podcast is here: