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A Father’s Love
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“The boys grew up. Esau became a skilful hunter, a man of the outdoors; but Jacob was a mild man who stayed at home among the tents.  Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob” (Gen. 25:27-28). We have no difficulty understanding why Rebekah loved Jacob. She had received an oracle […]
Parshat Toldot – It’s Not Just About Now
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It may have been 30 years in the making, but it was well worth the wait! Ari Goldberg, City Director of Pittsburgh NCSY, uses his beloved Kansas City Royals to teach us an important lesson from this week’s parsha, and how not to let the present distract us from future opportunities.
A Story of Betrayal
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The prophecy of the word of the L-rd to Israel through Malachi: “I have loved you”, says the L-rd. Yet you say, “How have You loved us?” “Was not Esau Yaakov’s brother? says the L-rd. “Yet, I loved Yaakov.” “And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the serpents of […]
The Whispers of the Cynic
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Cynicism is intellectual treason. – Norman Cousins How often does Torah present us with language which, on first glance, seems extraneous only to reveal its genius and wisdom upon deeper reflection? So it is at the beginning of Parashat Toldot when the Torah says, “And these are the offspring (toldot) of Isaac, son of Abraham. […]
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Toldot
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“Strength, Patience, and Hope” When I was a young boy, I had two distinct images of a strong man. One was of Charles Atlas. Do you remember him? If you do, you are no longer a youngster. Pictures of Charles Atlas appeared on the rear cover of the comic books that I voraciously read as […]
Inside Information
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The home life of Rivka and Yitzchak was complicated. This is not to say there was a lack of love, honor or respect; in fact, quite the opposite is the case. Theirs is the first relationship the Torah explicitly states was one of love[1]. Indeed, we might even say that theirs was love at first […]