Toldos – Beginnings and Ends

How do we understand the unusual fact that Yakov is named for the heel (ekev)? What is the significance of the fact that Yakov was holding Esav’s heel as they were being born? Why is Yakov so intent on purchasing the first-born rights and getting the blessings of the firstborn? Why does the Torah interrupt the story of Yakov and Esav with the story of Yitzchok digging the wells in Gerar?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 17:38

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