Rabbi Adam Ruditsky
Parashah Vayishlach

When we do yeshivah on Yom Kippur, there is a duality: the relationship between a person and God, and the relationship between two individuals. Jacob has struggled in the past with his connection to God. Now he struggles with the connection to his brother. Typically, one is concerned with whether the other individual will accept his/her atonement. Jacob feels fear over whether Esau will accept his offerings; he feels anxiety over who he might have to kill to protect what is his own. Please follow the link below to read the full article: