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Isaac's Wells

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Isaac (Yitzchok) resembled his father Abraham in many ways. In fact, he looked so much like his father that there could be no mistake in anybody's mind about their being father and son. Our Sages say that G-d fashioned Isaac's face to be exactly like his ...
Parshat Toldot
All Jews are well-diggers, even today. Whatever you do for your physical livelihood and your spiritual livelihood, all depends on digging lasting wells...
Two Modes of the Divine Service Generally, there are two modes of Divine service: bringing down holiness from above and elevating the lower worlds into higher spiritual realms. Our Patriarchs Abraham and Isaac personify these two modes of service. As our ...
Love for G-d is limited by its own size. When we confront an obstacle greater than our love, we need something stronger to catapult us. Isaac's abnegation of self and strict code of obedience shifted his focus from himself onto G-d. Thus he was able to "u...
“G‑dliness is everything” is the path of Abraham. Abraham understood that there is a Reality beyond all realities, before which no existence is true. Therefore, he smashed the idols and declared to all people and in all places that there is only One. “Eve...
Isaac is the second of the patriarchs of the Jewish people. He is most famous for his central role when he was almost offered up as a sacrifice to G‑d
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.
Something Spiritual on Parshat Toldot
In this week’s parshah, Toldot, we read about Isaac’s life after the passing of his father, Abraham. A big emphasis is put on the fact that he dug wells. First, he unearthed the wells that his father had originally dug, but the locals had filled. Then he ...
Studying the life of our forefathers, one should follow the principal laid down by Ramban, who quotes the sages: “Everything that happened to our forefathers is a sign for the sons. All the details of the life of our forefathers contain the prediction of ...
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