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Count yourself lucky – you’ve got expert Parshat Vayetze Esther Kustanowitz helping you keep score in a soap opera of, well, biblical proportions. Meet Jacob’s family…and pay attention: there’s a lot of members.

Parashat Vayetze will next be read publicly on December 10th, 2016

Parshat Vayetze Gratitude

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) Episode is from Parshat Vayetze (וַיֵּצֵא – Hebrew for “and he left”) in the annual Torah reading cycle of Genesis 25:19-28:9.

Jewish interpretation is often very specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the interpretations in this series explores the array of thoughts that our diverse set of storytellers and contributors have on Torah. To see more of the videos in this series, please take a look at our collection here on our site.

A very special thank you to each of the writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators that contributed to this particular animated interpretation of Parshat Vayetze including Tim Cosgrove, Isaac Everett, Nick Fox-Gieg, Esther Kustanowitz, Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth, and Evan Wolkenstein. Additional thanks to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast Parashat haShavua animated series.

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