Dvar Torah Vayetzei: Uncle Moishy the Rationalist

This week’s Torah portion opens with Jacob’s dream, and the verses emphasize that Jacob awoke from his sleep frightened and in surprise.   Rashi explains that it was not the prophetic contents of the dream that startled him, but rather, it was that he suddenly realized he had been sleeping in quite the inappropriate location.

“In truth, God is in this place and I was unaware.” (Genesis 28:16-17)

Rashi explains that had Jacob known the significance of the place, he would have slept elsewhere.

What did Jacob mean when he said “yeish Hashem bamakom hazeh,” “God is in this place” — for we seemingly have a b’feirish (explicit) Uncle Moishy song that contests the possibility of this claim:

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