• incredibly moving story...

  • My Miracle in the Skies

  • Share your short vort with us

> <
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

submit your vort here

Short Vort of the Week

Competition to Win Prizes

  • What's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?
  • Latest Comments
  • Latest Vorts
  • Promo Videos
What's new @ ShortVort.com                  In case you haven't noticed, we've upgraded ShortVort.com and added lots of features and categories. Click the image above to see everything that ShortVort.com has to offer. We're also hoping to add more in the near future so stay tuned to our progress by signing up on the right side of this page.
Short Vort Book

New Release! 

Already in its 5th printing! Short Vort by Rabbi Moshe Kormornick is back in stock and can be bought for only $9.99

share your short vort

Share YOUR Short Vorts

 Join hundreds of authors who have written thousands of short vorts.

daily wisdom blogDaily Wisdom Blog

 A daily boost of inspiration is only one paragraph, but it will change your life!

Video Vorts

Video Vorts

 A wide range of inspiring Rabbis giving short video vorts on different topics. 

Promotional VIdeos

Loading Player...
Watching: Rabbi Zev Leff on ShortVort.com


Rashi Teaser – Vayeitzei

Bereishis, 28:10

10And Jacob left Beer sheba, and he went to Haran. י. וַיֵּצֵא יַעֲקֹב מִבְּאֵר שָׁבַע וַיֵּלֶךְ חָרָנָה:


יצא יעקב מבאר שבע: לא היה צריך לכתוב אלא וילך יעקב חרנה, ולמה הזכיר יציאתו, אלא מגיד שיציאת צדיק מן המקום עושה רושם, שבזמן שהצדיק בעיר הוא הודה הוא זיוה הוא הדרה, יצא משם פנה הודה פנה זיוה פנה הדרה וכן (רות א ז) ותצא מן המקום, האמור בנעמי ורות



Q1: Why does the Torah emphasize the place that Yaakov left behind? The verse could have said simply, ‘and Yaakov went to Charan’.


Q2: The Kli Yakar asks: why does the Torah not teach us this insight previously when Avraham or Yitzchak left a place on one of their journeys?


A1: Rashi: the verse teaches us that when a righteous person leaves a place, it makes an impression; this person provided the glory to the city, and when he leaves, the glory leaves with him.

A2: Kli Yakar:


a) with regards to Avraham and Yitzchak, when they left a place, there were no righteous people left in the place, and so it is obvious that their departures left a void. However, when Yaakov left Be’er Sheva, Yitzchak and Rivka still lived there, and one might have thought as a result that Yaakov’s departure would not have made as great an impression. This verse thus stresses that it did.

b) the reverse: when Avraham and Yitzchak left their places, there were no righteous people remaining who appreciated their righteousness, and consequently their departure made little impression. When Yaakov left, Yitzchak and Rivka appreciated his righteousness and thus noticed his departure.

Good Shabbos,

Daniel Caller


Add comment

Have something to say?
Please make your comment below!
All comments are reviewed prior to publication. Absolutely NO loshon hara or anything derogatory or hurtful to anyone will be permitted on the website.

Security code

Vort of the Week