Transform feelings of jealousy by focusing on the blessings you have in your life.

According to the Midrash, the Matriarch Rachel, referred to in in Hebrew as Rachel Emeinu, and in Yiddish as “Mama Rachel,” and revered for her prayers on behalf of the Jewish people, was buried in Bethlehem by her husband, the Patriarch Jacob, to enable Rachel to maximize the benefit that would accrue to the Jewish people.

To learn more about Rachel and her deep connection to the Jewish people, read this enlightening analysis entitled “The Role of Mother Rachel in Jewish History” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message for Vayeitzei 5781-2020. Out of respect for Shabbat, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.