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Esau: (1653-1506 BCE) Also known as Edom. Son of Rebecca and Isaac. He sold his birthright to his younger twin Jacob. A hunter, he led an immoral lifestyle, though he excelled in honoring his father. He eventually settled in Seir, and is the progenitor of Edom.
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?
Esau is born red and as hairy as an adult, and so he remains—red, intense, driven, violent. Jacob is born with his issues as well. Timid, a bookworm, Mama’s boy. Yet he is willing to acknowledge and confront Esau...
This is not a question about why people choose to do evil or why evil is visited on the innocent. It is a broader question. Why did G‑d create evil and what purpose does it serve?
Esau wasn't all bad. He had a stellar soul which shone brightly. So why didn't he receive the blessings?
Defeating evil incarnate is easier than challenging those who assume a patina of purity.
Esau was the bad guy, right? So why did his father, the patriarch Isaac, prefer him over his saintly brother Jacob?
The deeper significance of Esau’s pretentions to “tithing straw.”
The world can be a confusing place at times. Don’t be fooled by grand gestures designed to make a good impression.
Parshat Toldot speaks of how Isaac blessed Jacob, "May G‑d (haElokim) give you from the dew of the heavens and the fat of the land, and abundance of grain and wine." Genesis 27:28. Most of the blessings given to Abraham and Isaac are given with the name H...
For the Haftarah of Toldot, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
We have to ask, if not demand, G‑d’s open and revealed love, that He send Moshiach and put an end to this dark exile.
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