Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Parshas Vayishlach

Think It Through

I once got a very condescending and vilifying email regarding a dvar Torah of mine. I had 3 options:

1) Respond in a similar manner,
2) Ignore it,
3) Apologize for being a little too ambiguous. I chose the 3rd option.

"And he (Yaacov) bowed down (to Eisav) seven times..." (Biraishis 33:3-4) Rashi says that when Eisav saw how much honor Yaacov was giving him, his compassion for Yaacov poured forth. The Ohr Yahal explains that even though Yaacov might have been able to defeat Eisav, he felt it would be a bigger victory to have Eisav love him. (This way, everyone was a winner.)

Real victories are thought out, not just the first impulse that comes to us!!

Have a great Shabbos!!

Rabbi Chaim Flom


Text Copyright 2007 by Rabbi Chaim Flom and Torah.org


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

Nourishment for the Soul
Shlomo Katz - 5760

Raising Children: The Secret of Success
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

Lesson of the Ravens
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763

Looking for a Chavrusah?

What Was Noach's Greatest Legacy?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772

Immorality Around Us
Shlomo Katz - 5759

The Roots of Evil
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5768

> Free Gifts for People Who Find Favor
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5767

Making It Perfect
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763

Noach Did Not Become Wicked, He Just Became Plain
- 5768

ArtScroll

Noach's Lessons for Our Day
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Home Alone
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5756

Go the Distance!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5762

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Flooded With Real Ecstasy
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

The Gift of Meat
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

A Wasted Tragedy
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5762

Hashem's Promise
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information