When Yaakov awoke, he understood that this was more than a dream. Yaakov exclaimed, “What an amazing vision! I had no idea that this is the Gateway to Heaven! How could I have slept on such holy ground?” Indeed, the Beis HaMikdash (Holy Temple) would someday be built on that very same spot.
Yaakov made a promise to HaShem, “If You will protect me while I am in Charan, return me safely to my father’s house, and give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, I will give plenty of Tzedakah (charity) from everything I earn.”