This week features:
Reentering the Land: Stepping Down into a Higher Reality
Yaakov meets Esau: The Art of Torah Diplomacy: Give, Take and be Ready for War
Twenty years in the waiting, Yaakov at long last returns to the land, wives and children in tow, and a three-ply plan to meet up with Esau and walk away unscathed, teaching us the value of a well thought out plan, achievable contingencies and realistic expectations, lessons which seem to be lost on the current US administration which displays as much patience and forethought to fateful negotiations with the mullahs of Iran as Esau displayed when he clamored for some porridge and poured it down his throat. His arrogance cost him the birthright. The arrogance of Kerry and Obama will cost the USA its leadership role in the world. Time then, for Israel to step up to the plate, grab hold of the reigns and lead the world to a better place.
Kerry bullying and Iranian nukes aside, the Temple Mount remains in the headlines and the focus of debate and hysterical Arab threats, and all the time increasing consensus that Jews and Gentiles must not be denied the right to pray on the Temple Mount.