January 18, 2020

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Vayishlach with Rabbi Daniel Burg

Rabbi Daniel Burg is the rabbi of the Beth Am synagogue in Baltimore, Maryland. Ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles (now American Jewish University), he holds an M.A. in Rabbinic Studies and another in Jewish Education from there and a B.A. in Hebrew Studies and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin.

This week’s Torah portion — Parashat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:3-36:43) — features Jacob’s meeting with Esau, his wrestling with an angel, the defiling of Dinah, the death of Isaac and Rachel, and the renaming of Jacob.



Previous Torah Talks on Vayishlach

Rabbi Mimi Feigelson

Rabbi Susan Leider

Rabbi Robin Nafshi

Rabbi Gideon Sylvester

Rabbi Pam Frydman

Rabbi Katie Mizrahi


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