וַיִּוָּתֵ֥ר יַעֲקֹ֖ב לְבַדּ֑וֹ וַיֵּאָבֵ֥ק אִישׁ֙ עִמּ֔וֹ עַ֖ד עֲל֥וֹת הַשָּֽׁחַר׃
In the silence of the night, Ya'akov faced an unknown enemy. Our Rabbis teach us that the actions of our ancestors are a sign for us; in Ya'akov's solitude, he faced an undefined evil.
Imagine Ya'akov standing alone, wrestling with a mysterious darkness that had no clear shape or name. This struggle wasn't just physical; it was spiritual.