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Ishmael: (1727-1590 BCE) Son of Abraham and Hagar. Banished together with his mother from Abraham’s household because of his potentially negatively influence on Isaac. Though a rogue in his younger years, he eventually repented. Ancestor of Arabic nations.
Abraham had two sons, Isaac and Ishmael, yet it was Isaac who was chosen to carry on Abraham’s legacy. Why?
Why were Isaac and Ishmael circumcised at different ages?
Abraham’s two sons represents two radically different modes of relating to G‑d.
A Taste of Text—Vayeira
We hear of the miracles that great people’s prayers can accomplish. But is prayer also for us regular folk?
Shalom Rabbi, The cold-blooded murder of the rabbi and his wife in Mumbai is a disgrace. As a Muslim, I am ashamed of such actions done by ignorant idiots in the name of Islam. I challenge any and all of them to show evidence from the Quran or the Prophet...
This class explains the difference between Yishmoel and Eisav through the prism of Chassidus.
Why Jewish music is (so often) in minor
Question: It seems that Hebrew music is always in minor. Is that correct, and if so, is there a spiritual significance? Answer: I also found this intriguing. Even more intriguing is the explanation I found in Shaarei Teshuva, a mystical work written by Ra...
Abraham in Gerar, Isaac’s Birth, Ishmael, The Miraculous Well
Ishmael was a wild man; banished from Abraham's home together with his mother Hagar. Years later, we find Ishmael accompanying Abraham to the Akeidah. After Sarah’s death, Abraham remarries Hagar. What's going on?
One of the most interesting women in the Bible is Hagar, Abraham's second wife, and the mother of Ishmael. How much do you know about her?
Is Ishmael (Yishmael) a Jewish Name?
Don't we have a custom not to name a child after a wicked person?
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