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PARSHAS VAYETZEI - פרשת ויצא

"ויצא יעקב מבאר שבע וילך חרנה" - "And Jacob went out from Beer Sheba and went to Haran"

One could also say that we need to try to understand this verse. We never find in scripture any reference to our father Isaac living in Beer Sheba, rather only in Hebron and in Gerar. If that is so, why is it written that Jacob left Beer Sheba? The answer is that within the word "Beer Sheba" we find the names "Shem" and "Eber" (the son and grandson of Noah who had a Yeshivah in Jerusalem, where Jacob studied for fourteen years). This means that when Jacob left he attached himself to the power of the holiness of the Torah that he learned in the Academy of Shem and Eber, and he brought this holiness with him even to Haran, which hints to the exile of Israel. Then the power of the holiness of the Torah he learned and received from Shem and Eber rested upon them as well. Also in this verse we find the first letters of some of the words spell the word "Moshiach" - "משיח" ("Messiah"), which means that Jacob brought with this holiness the power to reveal the Messiah, the son of David, may he come soon in our days. And on that day will the LORD be One and His Name will be One, Amen, so may it be His Will.

(Divrei Binah - Parshas Vayetzei p. 128)

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