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A deeper look at the conflict between Sarah and Hagar, and between Yitzchok and Yishmael. This Rosh Hashanah Torah reading demonstrates the triumph of possibility over probability…
The commentators explain Abraham's two sons, Ishmael and Isaac, as signifying Reason on the one hand, and the Jewish dimension beyond Reason...
As recorded in the Bible, Abraham the Hebrew was guided by G‑d to the Holy Land, where he was chosen to be the progenitor of the Jewish nation. Together with his wife, Sarah, he taught people about the existence of a G‑d who is one and cannot be seen. His...
But there was another martyr in this attack, an Israeli policeman by the name of Zidan Saif.
Question: The average person, like myself, has been taught that Abraham had two sons: Isaac and Ishmael. The book of Genesis, however, mentions that Abraham had many sons. Do we know who these individuals are today? Did they carry on the Jewish traditions...
The Torah readings for both days of the holiday, as well as both Haftorahs, share the same theme -- children: the great blessing of having children, the importance of educating them properly, and our commitment to their welfare.
Abraham’s son Ishmael was circumcised at age 13 with full awareness and consciousness, in contrast to Isaac, who was circumcised as a mere infant who could not possibly comprehend. The latter has strong implications for Jewish education.
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