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All’s Well that Ends Well
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And these are the descendants of Avraham; Avraham fathered Yitzchak.  (Sefer Beresheit 25:19) Yitzchak’s experiences among the Plishtim The above passage introduces Parshat Toldot.  This is the only parasha that deals with the life of Yitzchak.  As the parasha ends, the focus of the Torah moves away from Yitzchak and to his son Yaakov.  Furthermore, much […]
Toldot: The Chosen Son
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This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag Are Yitzchak are Rivka playing ‘favorites’?  Indeed, a cursory reading of Parshat Toldot certainly leaves that impression. Furthermore, why does Yitzchak choose to bless only one of his children?   Would it have been so terrible had he planned to bless both […]
Parshat Toldot 5777
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A talk about the Jewish Calendar (today was Rosh Chodesh) And a note about rain on Rosh Chodesh Kislev plus Yitzchak, the vital link to the Chain of Tradition. Like his father, but very different in another important way. TTA for Parshat TO-L’DOT