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Parshat Toldot

Twins: Parshat Toldot

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The twins, Jacob and Esav, grow up together then go their separate ways. But could things have been different?

With Eyes Like Isaac: Genesis 25:19-28:9

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Everybody knows that Isaac was blind. Why else, in this famous story, would he have allowed Jacob to deceive him and steal the blessings he seemingly intended for Esau, the first-born twin?

The Secret Of Inter-Inclusion: A Torah For All Of Sefirat HaOmer

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

Having told us that Isaac is Abraham's son, why does the verse go on to state that Abraham gave birth to Isaac? The Sages have taught us that such a redundancy in the Torah must come to teach us something we might not have realized or understood without it.

How Jacob Was Prepared To Risk His Soul In Confronting Esau’s Evil

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Our forefather Jacob taught us that only by challenging evil and standing up for what is good, can peace be brought to the world. If we can learn from these achievements of the past, then we are likely to repeat them.

Parshat Toldot: The Blessings Of Deceit

Josh Fleet | Posted 01.24.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

This is the story of Isaac, the son of Abraham.