The Kiss of Laban
21 November 2017
This discourse was taught in 1987, and it reveals a kabbalistic interpretation of Laban, the scheming uncle of Jacob. Laban means ‘white’, and represents an exalted ‘brightness’ from the Essence of the Divine. Laban got up early in the morning and kissed his sons and daughters. Similarly each person experiences a burst of brightness in the morning, a Divine ‘kiss’, which is revealed through the service of meaningful prayer.