2014-12-06-VaYishlach 5775


In Isaiah 43:1, G-d says that He calls Israel by name. What name did G-d call Israel by? The verse uses both the names Jacob and Israel; בֹּרַאֲךָ֣ יַעֲקֹ֔ב, I’m your Creator Jacob; וְיֹצֶרְךָ֖ יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל, I have fashioned you Israel. 

In Hebrew a name reveals a person's essence.

If a Hebrew name reveals the essence of person then what is the secret of the name Jacob and Israel that in Isaiah 43:1 G-d says He calls Jacob/Israel by name?

Listen as Rav Yehezqel of Kehilat Melech Yisrael in Toronto, Ontario explains why Don't Need To Be Ashamed of The Name!

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