Tagged: Toldot

Toldot – The Pattern of History

The Torah relates that during Rebecca’s pregnancy she felt a great deal of inner turmoil. The Midrash portrays her confusion from being pulled in different directions, leading her to question the nature and personality...

Toldot – Isaac’s Invisibility

Abraham is known in our tradition as the one who embodied kindness, serving God through his activism and relationship with people. Isaac had a different quality, focusing more on discipline and reverence of God....

Toldot – Ready Made

The pinnacle of creation is the making of man. At the very end of the sixth day of creation the Torah relates: “And God said, ‘Let us make man in Our image, after Our...

Toldot – Of Voice and Hands

The twins are born with Esau having an immediate advantage of both being the first to be born as well as being more developed physically. Jacob, patiently biding his time, eventually secures one of...