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From the Chassidic Masters

The Resemblance
Abraham and Ishmael, Abraham and Isaac--a study in the difference between likeness and semblance
Jacob and Esau
Ishmael's mother was the Egyptian Hagar, while Isaac was born to the righteous Sarah. But Jacob and Esau were twins; what explain their divergent characters?
Isaac's Wells
Who was Isaac? Even in Toldot, the only Parshah devoted primarily to Isaac’s 180 years, we are hard-pressed to find some clues to his identity and personality.
The Stolen Blessings
What was Isaac thinking? a closer reading of the text--and subtexts--of the story of the "stolen blessings" reveals a debate between Isaac and Rebecca beyond the commonly-thought "favorite son" contest
Straw Man
The deeper significance of Esau’s pretentions to “tithing straw.”
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