Firstborn Among Many

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19-28:9 Haftarah Malachi 1:1-2:7 During the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking quite a bit about the mystery of the role of the firstborn. In the book of … Read More

A Thread of Love

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19–28:9 Haftarah Malachi 1:1–2:7 Something I think we tend to miss in the Scriptures is the thread of love that runs from God to generation after generation. We see this … Read More

Why Jacob and Not Esau?

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19–28:9 Haftarah: Malachi 1:1–2:7 In my most recent blog entry I wrote about the fact that both Abraham and David were wholly committed to God’s lineage through which His Seed … Read More

Legacy of Messiah

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19–28:9 In our weekly portion we read of the story in which Jacob twice deceived his older brother Esau by taking his birthright (Genesis 25:27–34) and then receiving the blessing … Read More

“But, It’s Not Fair!”

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19–28:9 This week’s reading opens with a description of the genealogy of Isaac: Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham became the father of … Read More

Parashat Toldot (Offspring)

Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19–28:9 I devoted most of my blog from last week, Parashat Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah), to the wonderful miracle of Sarah becoming pregnant at the age of 90, and how that … Read More

Parashat Toldot (Offspring)

Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19-28:9 The God that we have put our faith in is a God of the impossible; He is faithful to His promises, regardless of what we see or understand. As we learned before, … Read More

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Genesis 25:19-28:9

בס”ד Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Genesis 25:19-28:9 Shabbat Erev Rosh Chodesh Haftarah: I Samuel 20:18-42 One of the most significant passages of the Bible appears in this week’s Torah portion. This passage is Isaac’s blessing of … Read More

Parashat Toldot (Offsprings) Genesis 25:19-28:9

בס”ד Parashat Toldot (Offsprings) Genesis 25:19-28:9 Haftarah: Malachi 1:1-2:7 The first thing that one is told in this week’s Torah portion is that Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebecca for his wife. … Read More