This week we commemorated 70 years since the United Nations vote on the partition plan, on 29 November 1947.

Israeli author Amos Oz recalls the day with a moving story about his father’s reaction to the day’s events.

The question is, what is so significant about the 29th of November – to the extent that many streets in Israel are named after the date?!

And what is the connection with this week’s parasha – Vayishlach – when Yaakov is given a new name of Yisrael (Israel)?

Watch as Rav Perez explains the amazing connection between the two:

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