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Fleeing from Esav, Yaakov leaves Beersheva and sets out towards Haran, the home
of his mother's family. After a fourteen year stopover in the Yeshivah of Shem
and Ever, he resumes his journey and comes to Mount Moriyah, the place where his
father Yitschak was brought as an offering, and the future site of the Beyt HaMikdash.
He lays down to sleep and has a prophetic dream of angels ascending and descending
on a ladder between heaven and earth. HaShem promises him the Land of Israel;
that he will father a great nation; and he will be guarded by Divine protection
everywhere. Yaakov awakes and vows to build an altar there and tithe all that
he will receive.