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The Battle in the Womb

Parsha Toldot

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The Battle in the Womb: Parsha Toldot

Jacob and Esau wrestled with each-other while yet in their mother's womb. Their struggle, explain our Sages, was over possession of both this world – the physical, and the hereafter – the spiritual. But why the battle over both worlds?! Jacob desires the world of holiness and spirituality and Esau the sensual, material world. So what's to fight about? Each to his own! (Likutei Sichos vol 20)
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Moishe New Hampstead November 6, 2018

Good question. The answer is that G-d's hates Eisav's evil behavior, not Eisav. Ultimately, he will be brought to teshuvah. Reply

harold jitschak bueno de mesquita jerusalem November 6, 2018

Thanks for the special shiur.
How can the haftara says that God hates Ezav? Reply

Anonymous September 28, 2014

so why did hashem hate Esav?
according to this teaching, God made him that way
to transform the world?
with the hatred of hashem resting on him???
lo mevine Reply

Anonymous November 12, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

He did not bring about G-d's gift of transforming the world Reply

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