Toldos – Spiritual Power

Why does the Torah preface the story of Yakov (Jacob) and Esav with the statement that Abraham birthed Isaac? What is the significance of the fact that Isaac was forty years old when he got married? What is the spiritual power of the circumcision of Ishmael at age thirteen? What is the spiritual power of…

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Toldos – Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov

How do we see a reference to all three patriarchs in the first verse of the parsha? What does the midrash mean when it says that Avraham was saved from the fire in the merit of his grandson Jacob? What does the midrash mean when it says that all of the patriarchs were referred to…

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Pekudei – revealed and concealed

Why was the mishkan only erected a few months after the parts were completed? Why was Moshe able to put it up, but not really able to? Why was it put up and then taken down numerous times? What does it mean that the mishkan will last forever? What is the concept of the parallel…

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