Authors Posts by Yitzchak Etshalom

Yitzchak Etshalom

Yitzchak Etshalom
Rav Yitzchak Etshalom was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavne, Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Theological Seminary and Yeshivat Har Etzion before receiving Semicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Yerushalayim. Rav Etshalom has been a dynamic and exciting educator in the Los Angeles community since his return in 1985. His ability to reach out to today's youth and share with them his passion for Jewish learning and Jewish life has enriched many young lives. His critically acclaimed series “Between the Lines of the Bible” is a methodological guide to the study of Tanakh. He has recently assumed the role of Rosh Beit Midrash at YULA Girls’ High School and leads this groundbreaking Limudei Kodesh program for young women. Rav Etshalom continues to direct the Tanach Masters Program at YULA Boys’ High School as well as serving as a widely sought-after Scholar in Residence throughout the country. Rav Etshalom lectures annually at the prestigious “Ymei Iyyun” Tanakh Seminar at Herzog College. In addition, he teaches Daf Yomi and a popular Navi series at the Young Israel of Century City and his podcasts on Daf Yomi ( have attracted an international following, as have his T’nakh podcasts ( which are also available at and at Rabbi Etshalom lives in Los Angeles with his wife Stefanie and their 5 children.

Shades of White: A Fresh Look at Lavan’s Relationship With Yaakov

Yitzchak Etshalom comments on the relationship between Lavan and Yaakov.