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At the onset of this week’s portion, we find ourselves with a new protagonist, Jacob (lit. the usurper) so named because he is born with “his hand grasping the heel of Esau” (Genesis 25:26.)* This name encapsulates his essence, as Samson Raphael Hirsch explains “He allows Esau the precedence, but follows at his heels, he is just that…the lesser one, the weaker one, who unexpectedly will finally be the first.” This is the great destiny of Jacob, yet it comes with peril, as the root of his name means also “to do unexpected harm to someone, to outwit.” This trait has manifested itself twice already, as Jacob has used guile to take from his brother, Esau. 2,143 more words
Genesis 28:10 – 32:3
“And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb. And she became pregnant and she bore a son, and she said God has gathered in my disgrace. 444 more words
Ésta es la historia de Isaac el hijo de Abraham, Abraham “concibió” a Isaac.
Asi empieza parashat Toldot, la porción semanal de la torah que relata de la historia de vida de Isaac. 1,476 more words