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Is the pillar that Jacob stood upright, and poured ablations on in Genesis 28:22 still extant? IE: Can I go visit it?

It seems that you're conflating the stone that Jacob put under his head (v. 11) and later annointed (v. 18) with the ladder he saw in his dream (v. 12). It seems clear that the former is a real object,...
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Malachim climbing ladders

As far as the first question: Why do malachim need a ladder? Can't they fly or have some other form of supernatural transportation? I heard from Rabbi Shlomo Farhi quoting Rabbi Moshe Weinberger the ...
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Strange that Rachel held onto Lavan's idols and did not throw them out

In this related answer, I showed that the answer to your question is rather controversial in the commentaries, and no answer is totally clear. One of the thrusts in the commentaries (Rashi, Rav Hirsch ...
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Why does Rashi say that Lavan covered 7 days worth of distance in one day?

דרך שבעת ימים doesn't mean "after Yaakov had fled for 7 days." If it was describing the length of time, it would have said שבעה ימים (or ארבעה ימים, starting from Lavan's departure). דרך ...
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Why does Rashi say that Lavan covered 7 days worth of distance in one day?

If lavan was 3 days to (for example) the north of Yaakov, and Yaakov was traveling to the south, then this would be the timeline: During the first three days: Yaakov is traveling south, a messanger ...
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Does this pasuk imply G-d will leave us?

It is not a statement implying G-d will leave us at a certain point - chas veshalom. See the Rashbam who explains this is just a reference to Yaakov journeying, and therefore Hashem was promising that ...
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Does the colouring of animals depend on what the mother sees before conception?

I don't see any of the comments bringing Rashi on 31:10: וַיְהִ֗י בְּעֵת֙ יַחֵ֣ם הַצֹּ֔אן וָאֶשָּׂ֥א עֵינַ֛י וָאֵ֖רֶא בַּחֲל֑וֹם וְהִנֵּ֤ה הָֽעַתֻּדִים֙ הָעֹלִ֣ים עַל־הַצֹּ֔אן עֲקֻדִּ֥ים נְקֻדִּ֖ים ...
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