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Jacob's Deception Comes Back to Haunt Him (Parashat Vayetzei)

Torah:

And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah (Gen. 29:25).

Midrash:

Said he (Jacob) to her (Leah): "You are a deceiver and the daughter of a deceiver!" "Is there a teacher without pupils?" she retorted. "Did not your father call you Esau, and you answered him! So did you too call me and I answered you!" (Genesis Rabba 70:19).

Discussion:

This text shows that Jacob actually paid a price for his deceptive ways.

  1. Have you ever experienced "what goes around, comes around"?

  2. Have you ever noticed that a friend or a sibling has learned something from how you have acted?

  3. When have you been a good role model? A bad role model?
Type: Text Study

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