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Esau's Wife, Righteous or Wicked?

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Esau's Wife, Righteous or Wicked?: Parshah Toldot

Esau married his uncle Ishmael's daughter Machalat. Was Machalat righteous or wicked? Scripture gives us evidence to argue both ways.
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Anonymous Safed November 26, 2019

the obvious reason that you are forgiven your sins when you get married is because it's not easy to be married to put it mildly Reply

Anonymous london UK November 11, 2015

fantastic shiur and so empowering.
from one your seminary students Reply

zeynep October 29, 2013

WHY??? I just don't get it. Why this rage against Esau? Why this hair-raising sophistry of hate language in the Rabbinic tradition? This is a Jew who is being dealt with. Even when there is a truth to what's being propagated against him (I personally don't buy a single word of it!), is this the way to treat a fellow Jew? Aren't we told "the sin ..not the sinner"? There is something terribly terribly wrong here.

Anyone who wants to sail to calmer, loving waters about Esau, should consult an excellent article by Tali Loewenthal entitled "Esau, The Transformer", where he presents the Rebbe's take on Esau. The Rebbe's 'emissaries' obviously don't follow him on this issue. Reply

Anonymous New York October 28, 2013

Montrealer GO Rabbi New! Thank you for sharing your wisdom Reply

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