The unlikely twins Yaakov and Esav are locked in a struggle that began while they were as yet in Rebecca’s womb.

What is this struggle all about? What are they fighting over, and how does this effect us today? These children are not children at all, but as G-d informed Rebecca, "two nations are in your womb, two regimes from your insides shall be separated."

This week's episode of the Jerusalem Lights podcast examines how the eternal conflict between the powers of Yaakov and Esav reflect on Israel's battle with Hamas, an existential struggle for survival, and the worldwide phenomenon of growing antisemitism.

Jim Long offers vast scholarship, research and deep understanding on this subject in his book, "Blood Brother: Israel's Ancient Enemy," available through Amazon and Lightcatcher Books.