Parsha Vayishlach – The Best of Your Abilities

Parsha Vayishlach – The Best of Your Abilities

As Jacob returns to meet his brother Essau after 22 years, Rabbi Jack Melul of the University of Oregon Hillel and JSU/NCSY in Eugene, Oregon, shares a commentary from Rashi: how did Jacob keep the 613 mitzvot while living with his father-in-law Laban away from Israel? What is the distinction between being able to perform mitzvot versus trying one’s best in order to follow them?