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Our Parshah tells the story of a journey to a place of anger, deception and wealth.

There's a dream to point the way and a dream to summon us back, and angels to send us off and angels greet us on our return. There is the sad-eyed fruitious Leah and the beautiful pining Rachel, and flock and flocks of sheep amidst which a progeny is seeded and a fortune is amassed.

It is the story of Jacob in Charan, and the story of every soul that visits this earth.
The Only Child

Why do parents love their children?
Because the lower world reflects the higher world. And above, there is a Parent and He loves His children.

Why do parents of an only child have such unbounded love for their child?
Because this is the truest reflection of the world above: Above, each one of us is an only child, and His love to us is unbounded.

Torat Menachem 5745, volume 2, page 1121. Ibid, volume 3, page 1725.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.

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