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Jacob’s Dream at Bethel

  Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. Genesis 28:10-11 NIV   Lesson 1. Speak to me, God of my Father! It is difficult to understand where Jacob came to. It is traditionally believed that he went north from Beer Sheva, and having reached the place that today is called “Beit El”, he spent the night and saw angels ascending and descending from a ladder, and the Lord God stood at the top... In 1994, I happened to serve a short time in the Israeli army, in this very settlement (Beit El). It is located near Ramallah. In general, the heavens are open there and praying at night is very spiritual. Another opinion says that he reached the place where his father Yitzhak once lay on the altar. Quite possibly, in frustrated feelings, because of the events that happened (and through his fault), he had to hastily retreat from the w