Shalom Yeladim. This week's parasha is Vayetzei which means "and [Ya'akov] went out". Starts with a rather dramatic miracle. Have you ever wanted to see a miracle take place? Maybe you’d like to see a river part or see someone healed from a sickness. This week, we are reading Parsha Vayetzei, which begins with what is known as the story of Ya'akov’s Ladder. Ya'akov sees a miraculous vision in his dream. But, before he sees this miracle, we read that he does several things in Genesis 28:10-12: 10 Then Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. 11 He happened upon a certain place and spent the night there, for the sun had set. So he took one of the stones from the place and put it by his head and lay down in that place. 12 He dreamed: All of a sudden, there was a stairway set up on the earth and its top reaching to the heavens—and behold, angels of God going up and down on it! So what were the things that Ya'akov (Jacob) did to prepare for this miracle? 1) he left and went. 2) he happened upon a certain place. 3) he took one of the stones. 4) he dreamed. This experience teaches us that when we desire to see the miraculous, sometimes we can to do something to prepare ourselves for the miraculous to take place. If we are expecting G-D to show up, let us prepare our hearts, and minds, and then do something to show that we are prepared to see a miracle.