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This portion begins with the verse, “These (Jacob and Esau) are the offspring of Yitzchak" but the Hebrew word for offspring (toldot) is missing a letter vav. Also, when it says that Rebecca is pregnant with twins, the Hebrew word for twins (te'omim) is missing a letter aleph.

The Non-Identical Twins

The Non-Identical Twins

Letters and Numbers of Torah - Toldot

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The Non-Identical Twins: Letters and Numbers of Torah - Toldot

This portion begins with the verse, “These (Jacob and Esau) are the offspring of Yitzchak" but the Hebrew word for offspring (toldot) is missing a letter vav. Also, when it says that Rebecca is pregnant with twins, the Hebrew word for twins (te'omim) is missing a letter aleph.
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Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin is the official Chabad emissary to downtown Brooklyn, rabbi of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, New York and Dean of Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy. He is the author of the books “Thank You God for Making Me a Woman", "Letters of Light", "By Divine Design", and "Guardian of Israel", and the co-author of "The Rabbi & The CEO".
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Chaya Sao Paulo, Brazil November 24, 2011

Non-Identical Twins Beautiful and complex intervweaving of ideas with a surprising ending...Thank you. Reply

Menashe and Alizah Hochstead Efrat, Israel November 24, 2011

Toldot SO amazing having your shiur on line and letting you come into our home Reply

Rabbi Raskin looks at the hidden meanings of the sizes and numerical values (gematria) of the Hebrew letters in the weekly Torah portion.
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