How should siblings treat each other? In this week’s parsha, Esau demands a portion of soup from his brother Jacob while the family is mourning the death of their grandfather, Abraham. By requiring this instant gratification, Esau put himself before his family, disrupting the solemn mood and eventually forsaking his status as the first-born son. […]
Nechama Kamelhar, Director New York NCSY South, shares an interpretation from Rashi explaining how Isaac’s marriage to Rebecca helps to console him about the death of his mother, Sarah in parsha Chayei Sarah.