Toldos

Point NOT taken!!!

At the end of this week's Parsha, Esav hears that his brother Yaacov has been sent away to find a wife so that he will not have to marry a Canaanite woman. Let us put ourselves into Esav's position. He has just experienced one of the greatest tragedies in history,…

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It must be polar opposites!

Early in this week's Parsha, upon discovering a strange pushing in her stomach, Rivka asks, "If so, why am I thus?" and consequently "she went to inquire of Hashem" (Genesis 25:22). Rashi interprets that she went to the academy of the prophet Shem son of Noah who would be able…

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Parashas Toldos – The Born Identity?

Parashas Toldos – The Born Identity?

This week we have the mighty Parashas Toldos in which the next generation in our genealogy is introduced in the Torah. Given over in this week's sedra are the events surrounding the birth of Yaakov and Esav which include the initial description of Rivka's…

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I have brought from the Lev Eliyahu-Rav Eliyahu Lopian,z’tl (Parshas Lech Lecho-last year’s dvar Torah) how important it is to work on midos-characteristic traits.
One who is used to living according to his characteristic traits and desires and does not take to his heart to work against his desires and conquer…

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Parshas Toldos
The Torah tells us that when Yacov cooked the red lentils Eisav said, “Pour into me, now, some of that very red stuff...” and since red is Edom in Hebrew, that’s why he was called Edom. [Breishis 25:30]

The Sefer Tallelei Oros brings the Skulener Rebbe who asks…

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There is a common problem that many of us have that causes us to despair and give up. We may be doing well when all of a sudden we fall down. Consequently, we get depressed and give up. If you want to know how to deal with this, see the…

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EISEV'S DILEMMA

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"So Esau went to Ismael and took Mochalot,the daughter of Ismael son of Abraham,sister of Neboath, in addition to his wives, as a wife for himself." (28:9)

After Issac instructed his son Jacob not to marry a Cannanite woman, Esau then takes a wife from the house of…

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