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Isaac: (a) (1713-1533 BCE) Second of the three Patriarchs, son of Abraham and Sarah, husband of Rebecca, father of Jacob and Esau. First to be circumcised when eight days old. Readily accompanied his father to be sacrificed at the “Binding of Isaac.” Primarily occupied himself with digging wells. (b) A common Jewish name.
Abraham and Isaac: Two Paradigms in Influence and Outreach
They both served G‑d with all their hearts and souls, but they possessed different hearts and different souls. Their roles and destinies, as well, couldn’t have been more different.
Abraham and Ishmael, Abraham and Isaac--a study in the difference between likeness and semblance
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...
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.
Why would Abraham and Sarah choose the name “laughter” for their child, who was destined to be a deeply spiritual person and a patriarch of the Jewish people?
If scripture already says, "Isaac son of Abraham," why the need to repeat, "Abraham fathered Isaac"?
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...
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 ...
Why id Isaac love Esau? Did he not know about Rebecca’s oracle?
Was he right to deceive his father and to take from his brother the blessing Isaac sought to give him?
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