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Something Spiritual on Parshat Toldot
Do You Dig Wells?
Something Spiritual on Parshat Toldot
Are You Kosher on the Inside?
Discover why Eisav was compared to a swine.
The mystical dimension of Yitzchak’s awesome blessings
Severe Blessings
When Yitzchak bestows the blessing of the first-born, rather than invoking the name of G-d associated with mercy and benevolence, he invokes the name of G-d associated with judgment and severity. This class will explain this oddity and offers an encouragi...
Growing Weekly: Parshat Toldot
Look Deep Inside
A case study of identical twins provides perspective
If G-d Loves Me, Why So Many Rules?
Why is it so important to perform all the details of halachah in such an exacting manner? Should not the focus merely be about our sense of devotion and love and care for one another? A deeper look into the genetic makeup and rivalry of the identical twin...
Parshah Curiosities: Toldot
A Puzzling Pregnancy and Birth
The birth and development of Yaakov and Eisav was rife with inexplicable tension and conflict. Explore the genome, nature and nurture of these wrestling twins in the womb, and how their phenomenal twin birth may correlate with modern science.
Decoding the hidden messages
Parshah Mnemonics: Toldot
The parsha of Toldot contains 106 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word ‘ulo’ (yoke). Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
The different character traits of our patriarch Yitzchak
Isaac, Joy or Restraint?
The very name Yitzchok (Isaac) means joy. Yet Yitzchok is classically described as personifying the properties of discipline, awe and strict justice. How are we to reconcile these contrasting attributes and what is the lesson for our personal lives? (Liku...
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