Bereisheet (Genesis): Vayishlach > Ch 33

Esau embraces Jacob. Jacob convinces Esau to accept his gifts. Esau returns to Seir

  • To protect from Esau, Jacob placed the maidservants and their children first, Leah and her children after, and Rachel and her son Joseph last. Jacob also went ahead of them and prostrated himself to the ground seven times, until he came close to his brother.
  • Esau embraced him, and didn’t even want to accept Jacob’s gifts, but Jacob prevailed and convinced him to do so. Esau wanted to travel alongside Jacob, but Jacob told him that his camp can’t move fast and asked him to go ahead. So Esau returned to Seir.

Jacob builds an altar to G-d

  • Jacob came safely [to] the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan and bought a part of the field where he had pitched his tent from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem. There he erected an altar, and he named it "G-d is the G-d of Israel."