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Esau: (1653-1506 BCE) Also known as Edom. Son of Rebecca and Isaac. He sold his birthright to his younger twin Jacob. A hunter, he led an immoral lifestyle, though he excelled in honoring his father. He eventually settled in Seir, and is the progenitor of Edom.
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A cautionary tale of violence and villainy
Hi, my name is Esav. (Some English speakers pronounce it Esau, mangling it to rhyme with “seesaw,” but I prefer my proper Hebrew name, ending with a “v.”) You may have heard some things about me, but you’re probably missing most of the details. I want to ...
From Likutei Sichos - Vayishlach
Could Dinah Have Made Esau Repent?
Jacob hid his daughter from the wicked Esau. But did Dinah actually have the power to make Esau repent? Based on the commentary of Rashi on the verse (Genesis 32:23) "And [Jacob] arose during that night, and he took his two wives and his two maidservants ...
The Disparity of Jacob & Essau
Jacob and Essau, born as identical twins went on to lead polar opposite lives. How did they become so different? A lesson in understating our own potential with regard to our personal life circumstances.
Parshah Toldot
Esau's Wife, Righteous or Wicked?
Esau married his uncle Ishmael's daughter Machalat. Was Machalat righteous or wicked? Scripture gives us evidence to argue both ways.
A Taste of Text—Toldot
How to Educate a Child
A child shouldn’t be expected to be a miniature replica of his parent. Individual character traits need to be honed and channeled.
Esau is born red and as hairy as an adult, and so he remains—red, intense, driven, violent. Jacob is born with his issues as well. Timid, a bookworm, Mama’s boy. Yet he is willing to acknowledge and confront Esau...
This is not a question about why people choose to do evil or why evil is visited on the innocent. It is a broader question. Why did G‑d create evil and what purpose does it serve?
We view our disease as having its own personality, an internal addict that values selfishness and gratification. It is the older twin, big and strong, a hunter and an outlaw.
This class explains the difference between Yishmoel and Eisav through the prism of Chassidus.
Kabbalah Toons: Episode XVI
Go Fly A Kite
Keep your head in the sky…and feet firmly on the ground.
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