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Rebecca: (a) (1677- approx. 1554 BCE) Second of the four Matriarchs, wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau. Grew up in Padan Aram, amongst pagans, but remained a pristine “rose amongst thorns.” Orchestrated Jacob’s obtaining Isaac’s blessings. (b) A common Jewish name.
Do we have the power to change our own lives? Or are we entirely the product of our environment? A timely lesson from Rebecca.
In the parshah of Toldot, we read about Rebecca’s difficulty becoming pregnant; her pregnancy; the birth of her twins; her effort to make sure that her good son, Jacob, got Isaac’s blessings; her involvement in saving Jacob from the hands of Esau; and fin...
Was he right to deceive his father and to take from his brother the blessing Isaac sought to give him?
Whatever for does Jacob need "the dew of heaven and the fat of the land," anyway?
Some of us thrive as a result of a challenging environment—our struggles refine our characters and make us even greater people. And sometimes, no matter what we do, we cannot seem to rise above the circumstances of our birth . . .
Esau’s Evil Ways, Rebekah’s Ploy, The Blessing, Esau Returns
Birth of the Twins, Jacob and Esau Grow Up, Abraham’s Death, Esau Kills Nimrod, Jacob Buys the Birthright, Isaac Goes To Philistina
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
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