In this parsha Laban exemplifies all the downside and Yaakov portrayed all the best ways to do it.
Lavan accuses and Yaacov explains how he took all the bad animals, the broken ones and pleads his case. You could read it all in there, it is done very well, I could not add to it.
Laban doesn't buy into it and he tells Yaakov he could hurt him but God came to him and told him not to do so.
|Chapter 31, 29. I have the power to inflict harm upon you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Beware of speaking with Jacob either good or bad.'||כט. יֶשׁ לְאֵל יָדִי לַעֲשׂוֹת עִמָּכֶם רָע וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבִיכֶם אֶמֶשׁ | אָמַר אֵלַי לֵאמֹר הִשָּׁמֶר לְךָ מִדַּבֵּר עִם יַעֲקֹב מִטּוֹב עַד רָע:|
Granted most of us do not have God talking to us or protecting us in the same way Yaakov did although it would be nice.
Enjoy Black Friday and keep your honesty above board and be nice to the people working.
Parsha Vayeitzei in the book of Bereishit, 28:10-32:3 It is said that the Torah or Bible
could be interpreted in over 70 ways. More likely these days 100's of ways. In light of this idea, I am writing some posts that bring business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom