Applying the wisdom of Torah to contemporary challenges is never simple; it is however exceptionally challenging when it comes to Jewish foreign affairs. Our Sages taught us that Parshas Vayishlach contains the template for how Jews should conduct themselves with foreign entities, containing as it does the reunion of

Once upon a time there was a prince who was living with his family in a beautiful palace. Unfortunately, after a while, the prince and his extended family began to fight amongst themselves. They called each other names and attempted to discredit each other and eventually there was baseless hatred between them. The
The importance of each individual is certainly something that we are all aware of. We see at the outset of this week’s parasha (as well as countless other sources) that Hashem loves each of us, independently and collectively, and views our very existence as an opportunity to demonstrate that love. The Lord spoke to
There were two friends who lived near each other. They developed a very close relationship, until one day one of them was forced to move away. As the moving day drew closer and the reality of departure seeped in, the deep feelings of their bond grew only stronger. On the night before the big move the two sat down for a final meal together. They reminisced the years that passed, and they promised each other to use every which way to