Vayishlach – Kill ’em With Kindness

Eisav’s hatred and jealousy of his brother Jacob, spilled over into threat of open warfare. Family internecine rivalries always bring out the worst in people because of the deeper sensitivities that exist in a family, and the higher expectations of each other. Jacob’s approach is to assuage his brother’s rage with enormous array of gifts. It works. Because Hessed will always triumph over Gevura.