Dreams play a major part in our history. Our Father Jacob dreamed of a ladder reaching up to Heaven; Joseph dreamed of future redemption.  


Immediately after the brothers sell Yosef, we read about the incident with Yehuda and Tamar (see Genesis Chapter 38). This is one of those unlikely incidents in which the Children of Israel descend to a low and even embarrassing level, from which we rise incredibly to great heights. Our entire history is logically “impossible!” It is built on miracle after miracle. 


Two weeks ago we contemplated the epic struggle between our Father Jacob and his twin brother Esav. I would like to focus on this more intently, because it concerns us both individually and nationally. 


My friends, I don’t think we are allowing ourselves to understand the gravity of world events. If we would contemplate what is happening, then our davening would be different and every thought would be directed toward personal, national and world survival. 



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