Making Deals with G-d in Parshat Vayeitzei

Making Deals with G-d in Parshat Vayeitzei

What does it take to trust someone at their word or to trust G-d? Rabbi Ben Gonsher, Director of Institutional Development for Southern NCSY, wonders why Jacob needed to cut a deal with G-d in Parshat Vayeitzei. For Rabbi Gonsher, prayer and tzedakah are key.