B’reshit 35 – ברשית לה

1And Elohim said unto Ya’akov, “Arise, go up to Beit El, and dwell there; and make there a Mizbe’akh unto Elohim, who appeared unto you when you did flee from the face of Esav your brother.”  2Then  Ya’akov  said  unto  his  household,  and  to all that were with him, “Put away the strange gods that are among you, and purify yourselves, and change your garments; 3and let us arise, and go up to Beit El; and I will make there a Mizbe’akh unto Elohim, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.” 4And they gave unto Ya’akov all the foreign gods which were in their hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and Ya’akov buried them under the terebinth which was by Shekhem. 5And they journeyed; and a terror of Elohim was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Ya’akov. 6So Ya’akov came to Luz, which is in the land of Kena’an, the same is Beit El, he and all the people that were with him. 7And he built there a Mizbe’akh, and called the place El Beit El, because there Elohim was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. 8And D’vorah, Rivkah’s nurse, died, and she was buried below Beit El under the oak; and the name of it was called Alon Bakhut.

9And Elohim appeared unto Ya’akov again, when he came from Padan Aram, and blessed him. 10And Elohim said unto him, “Your name is Ya’akov: your name shall not be called any more Ya’akov, but Yisra’el shall be your name.” And He called his name Yisra’el. 11And Elohim said unto him, “I am El Shadai. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a congregation of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come out of your loins; 12and the land which I gave unto Avraham and Yitz’khak, to you I will give it, and to your seed after you will I give the land.” 13And Elohim went up from him in the place where He spoke with him. 14And Ya’akov set up a pillar in the place where He spoke with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a Tise’khu thereon, and poured oil thereon. 15And Ya’akov called the name of the place where Elohim spoke with him, Beit El. 16And they journeyed from Beit El; and there was still some way to come to Efratah; and Rakhel bore a child, and she had hard labor. 17And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the mid-wife said unto her, “Fear not; for this also is a son for you.” 18And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, for she died, that she called his name Ben Oni; but his father called him Binyamin. 19And Rakhel died, and was buried in the way to Efratah, the same is Beit Lekhem. 20And Ya’akov set up a pillar upon her grave; the same is the pillar of Rakhel’s grave unto this day. 21And Yisra’el journeyed, and spread his tent beyond Migdal Eder. 22And it came to pass, while Yisra’el dwelt in that land, that Re’uven went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine; and Yisra’el heard of it. 

Now the sons of Ya’akov were twelve: 23the sons of Le’ah: Re’uven, Ya’akov’s firstborn, and Shimon, and Levi, and Yehudah, and Yisakhar, and Zevulun; 24the sons of Rakhel: Yosef and Binyamin; 25and the sons of Bilhah, Rakhel’s handmaid: Dan and Naftali; 26and the sons of Zilpah, Le’ah’s handmaid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Ya’akov, that were born to him in Padan Aram. 27And Ya’akov came unto Yitz’khak his father to Mamre, to Kiriyat Ha’Arba, the same is Khevron, where Avraham and Yitz’khak sojourned. 28And the days of Yitz’khak were a hundred and eighty years. 29And Yitz’khak expired, and died, and was gathered unto his people, old and full of days; and Esav and Ya’akov his sons buried him.  

אוַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים אֶל יַעֲקֹב קוּם עֲלֵה בֵית אֵל וְשֶׁב שָׁם; וַעֲשֵׂה שָׁם מִזְבֵּחַ לָאֵל הַנִּרְאֶה אֵלֶיךָ בְּבָרְחֲךָ מִפְּנֵי עֵשָׂו אָחִיךָ.  בוַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב אֶל בֵּיתוֹ וְאֶל כָּל אֲשֶׁר עִמּוֹ: הָסִרוּ אֶת אֱלֹהֵי הַנֵּכָר אֲשֶׁר בְּתֹכְכֶם וְהִטַּהֲרוּ  וְהַחֲלִיפוּ  שִׂמְלֹתֵיכֶם.  גוְנָקוּמָה  וְנַעֲלֶה בֵּית אֵל; וְאֶעֱשֶׂה שָּׁם מִזְבֵּחַ לָאֵל הָעֹנֶה אֹתִי בְּיוֹם צָרָתִי וַיְהִי עִמָּדִי בַּדֶּרֶךְ אֲשֶׁר הָלָכְתִּי. דוַיִּתְּנוּ אֶל יַעֲקֹב אֵת כָּל אֱלֹהֵי הַנֵּכָר אֲשֶׁר בְּיָדָם וְאֶת הַנְּזָמִים אֲשֶׁר בְּאָזְנֵיהֶם; וַיִּטְמֹן אֹתָם יַעֲקֹב תַּחַת הָאֵלָה אֲשֶׁר עִם שְׁכֶם. הוַיִּסָּעוּ; וַיְהִי חִתַּת אֱלֹהִים עַל הֶעָרִים אֲשֶׁר סְבִיבוֹתֵיהֶם וְלֹא רָדְפוּ אַחֲרֵי בְּנֵי יַעֲקֹב. ווַיָּבֹא יַעֲקֹב לוּזָה אֲשֶׁר בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן הִוא בֵּית אֵל: הוּא וְכָל הָעָם אֲשֶׁר עִמּוֹ. זוַיִּבֶן שָׁם מִזְבֵּחַ וַיִּקְרָא לַמָּקוֹם אֵל בֵּית אֵל: כִּי שָׁם נִגְלוּ אֵלָיו הָאֱלֹהִים בְּבָרְחוֹ מִפְּנֵי אָחִיו. חוַתָּמָת דְּבֹרָה מֵינֶקֶת רִבְקָה וַתִּקָּבֵר מִתַּחַת לְבֵית אֵל תַּחַת הָאַלּוֹן; וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ אַלּוֹן בָּכוּת.  

טוַיֵּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶל יַעֲקֹב עוֹד בְּבֹאוֹ מִפַּדַּן אֲרָם; וַיְבָרֶךְ אֹתוֹ. יוַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אֱלֹהִים שִׁמְךָ יַעֲקֹב: לֹא יִקָּרֵא שִׁמְךָ עוֹד יַעֲקֹב כִּי אִם יִשְׂרָאֵל יִהְיֶה שְׁמֶךָ וַיִּקְרָא אֶת שְׁמוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל. יאוַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אֱלֹהִים אֲנִי אֵל שַׁדַּי פְּרֵה וּרְבֵה גּוֹי וּקְהַל גּוֹיִם יִהְיֶה מִמֶּךָּ; וּמְלָכִים מֵחֲלָצֶיךָ יֵצֵאוּ. יבוְאֶת הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לְאַבְרָהָם וּלְיִצְחָק לְךָ אֶתְּנֶנָּה; וּלְזַרְעֲךָ אַחֲרֶיךָ אֶתֵּן אֶת הָאָרֶץ. יגוַיַּעַל מֵעָלָיו אֱלֹהִים בַּמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אִתּוֹ. ידוַיַּצֵּב יַעֲקֹב מַצֵּבָה בַּמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אִתּוֹ מַצֶּבֶת אָבֶן; וַיַּסֵּךְ עָלֶיהָ נֶסֶךְ וַיִּצֹק עָלֶיהָ שָׁמֶן. טווַיִּקְרָא יַעֲקֹב אֶת שֵׁם הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אִתּוֹ שָׁם אֱלֹהִים בֵּית אֵל. טזוַיִּסְעוּ מִבֵּית אֵל וַיְהִי עוֹד כִּבְרַת הָאָרֶץ לָבוֹא אֶפְרָתָה; וַתֵּלֶד רָחֵל וַתְּקַשׁ בְּלִדְתָּהּ. יזוַיְהִי בְהַקְשֹׁתָהּ בְּלִדְתָּהּ; וַתֹּאמֶר לָהּ הַמְיַלֶּדֶת אַל תִּירְאִי כִּי גַם זֶה לָךְ בֵּן. יחוַיְהִי בְּצֵאת נַפְשָׁהּ כִּי מֵתָה וַתִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ בֶּן אוֹנִי; וְאָבִיו קָרָא לוֹ בִנְיָמִין. יטוַתָּמָת רָחֵל; וַתִּקָּבֵר בְּדֶרֶךְ אֶפְרָתָה הִוא בֵּית לָחֶם. כוַיַּצֵּב יַעֲקֹב מַצֵּבָה עַל קְבֻרָתָהּ הִוא מַצֶּבֶת קְבֻרַת רָחֵל עַד הַיּוֹם. כאוַיִּסַּע יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַיֵּט אָהֳלֹה מֵהָלְאָה לְמִגְדַּל עֵדֶר. כבוַיְהִי בִּשְׁכֹּן יִשְׂרָאֵל בָּאָרֶץ הַהִוא וַיֵּלֶךְ רְאוּבֵן וַיִּשְׁכַּב אֶת בִּלְהָה פִּילֶגֶשׁ אָבִיו וַיִּשְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל; 

וַיִּהְיוּ בְנֵי יַעֲקֹב שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר. כגבְּנֵי לֵאָה בְּכוֹר יַעֲקֹב רְאוּבֵן; וְשִׁמְעוֹן וְלֵוִי וִיהוּדָה וְיִשָּׂשכָר וּזְבֻלוּן. כדבְּנֵי רָחֵל יוֹסֵף וּבִנְיָמִן. כהוּבְנֵי בִלְהָה שִׁפְחַת רָחֵל דָּן וְנַפְתָּלִי. כווּבְנֵי זִלְפָּה שִׁפְחַת לֵאָה גָּד וְאָשֵׁר; אֵלֶּה בְּנֵי יַעֲקֹב אֲשֶׁר יֻלַּד לוֹ בְּפַדַּן אֲרָם. כזוַיָּבֹא יַעֲקֹב אֶל יִצְחָק אָבִיו מַמְרֵא קִרְיַת הָאַרְבַּע הִוא חֶבְרוֹן אֲשֶׁר גָּר שָׁם אַבְרָהָם וְיִצְחָק. כחוַיִּהְיוּ יְמֵי יִצְחָק מְאַת שָׁנָה וּשְׁמֹנִים שָׁנָה. כטוַיִּגְוַע יִצְחָק וַיָּמָת וַיֵּאָסֶף אֶל עַמָּיו זָקֵן וּשְׂבַע יָמִים; וַיִּקְבְּרוּ אֹתוֹ עֵשָׂו וְיַעֲקֹב בָּנָיו.