The next time we read this Torah portion is December 07, 2019
Jacob goes to Lavan’s house! He wants to marry Rachel, but Lavan deceives him. After working for Lavan for twenty years, he leaves with two wives, two handmaidens, and twelve children.
Vayeitzei - Consequences of Jacob's Deceit
Vayeitzei - Rachel's Shame & The Secret Meaning Behind Joseph's Name
Vayeitzei Torah Portion: Genesis 28:10–Genesis 32:3
Parshat Vayeitzei tells the story of Jacob’s sojourn in the house of his mother’s brother, Lavan. Fleeing his brother Esav’s fury, Jacob had hightailed it out of
Lavan welcomes Jacob into the household and promptly puts him to work, promising Jacob that he can marry Rachel in exchange for seven years of labor. But when the wedding night arrives, Lavan perpetrates an epic deception: he switches Rachel for her older sister Leah. It’s not until the morning that Jacob realizes that he is now married to Leah, that she was beneath the veil the entire time.
After fourteen years have passed, Jacob has completed his work for Lavan. He desires to leave Lavan’s house and return home — but Lavan convinces him to stay. But after another six years, Jacob — whose own flocks have prospered during this time — is dead set upon leaving. He gathers his wives and children and sets out in secret — but Lavan and his sons catch up to them. An angry stand-off ensues, where Lavan accuses Jacob of sneakily whisking away his daughters and stealing his idols. Jacob and Lavan manage to reconcile, sealing a covenant atop Mount Gal-ed. (But, unfortunately, Lavan had been right - Rachel had taken Lavan’s idols, and the covenant and promise that Jacob makes foreshadows her death.) Jacob continues on his way, bound for the land of Canaan. An encounter with angels closes the