This week features:
Yaakov’s Little Flasks: Mysterious Origins of the Chanuka Oil
Yaakov Wrestles an Angel: All the While I Was Alone, the Past Was Close Behind
With Chanuka only two weeks away, this week’s Temple Talk explores the mystery of Chanuka by the light of a little flask of oil… and it was “little flasks” that caused Yaakov to return back over the Yabok Pass, where he was confronted by “a man” with whom he struggled until dawn, when the patriarch released his opponent and was awarded the name “Yisrael.” Who was that masked man? Who is Yaakov, and who is Yisrael? Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman are once again joined by the scintillating author and filmmaker Jim Long, and together they express their awe for this week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach.