Parshat Toldot - The Ancient Bloggers
Did you know that there were bloggers in Avraham's time as well? Rabbi Wallerstein gives us an insight into the dangerous tools we have today at our disposal and how mere words can frighteningly wreak destruction on another human being
Parshat Toldot - Part 1 - Purity of the Eyes
Why did Yitzchak become blind towards the end of his days? How did his blindness actually enhance his sense of sight? Rabbi Walkin derives an inspirational lesson from our weekly portion
Parshat Toldot - Part 4 - Connected to the Inner World
Why did the Klausenberger Rebbe find it difficult to depart from the concentration camp? How can we connect to G-d in the hardest of times? Rabbi Walkin derives an inspirational lesson from our weekly portion
Parshat Toldot - Part 3 - Healthy Emotions
Why can't we come to love G-d through looking at His creation anymore? Why is flying in first class spiritually unhealthy? Rabbi Walkin derives an inspirational lesson from our weekly portion
Parshat Toldot - Part 2 - Spiritual Senses
Why was the Alter of Slabodka all shaken from a simple breakfast of porridge? How can we enhance our spiritual sense of smell? Rabbi Walkin derives an inspirational lesson from our weekly portion
Parshat Toldot - The Grey Son
How can it be that the Torah openly insults Rivka? What were Yitzchak and Rivka actually praying for? Rabbi Wallerstein delivers an important lesson in raising children, based on our weekly portion
Power of Love
Didn't Yitzchak realize who Eisav really was? How could Yitzchak love a child like Eisav? The Three Stooges, one percent, parenting, and more.
Fear, Love, and Awe in The Service Of Hashem
From the "Noam Elimelech," Rebbe Elimelech of Lizhensk.
Toldot - Eisav’s “Weariness”
Yaakov understood that Eisav was not worthy of inheriting Avraham’s mission. In one word, the Torah hints to us what brought Yaakov to realize it
Toldot - Jewish Inheritance
Why does the Torah tell us that Isaac looked like a split image of Abraham? An inspiring clip on the authenticity of Jewish inheritance.
Toldot - You’re My Source of Blessing
Why does G-d long for the prayers of the righteous? Why are the prayers of the righteous compared to a spade? What is the purpose of prayer? Rabbi Kaplan with remarkable insights on prayer based on the Weekly Torah Portion.
Toldot - Who Are You, My Son?
Yitzchak senses that perhaps he is being fooled, if so why does he give the blessings without being sure? Yaakov says to Yitzchak ‘I am Eisav your first born son’; did Yaakov deceive his father? Rabbi Kaplan with fascinating insights on this intriguing episode in the Parsha.
Toldot - You’ve Got Twins
Yitzchak and Rivka beseeched G-d to bless them with children. Our Sages tell us that G-d answered the prayers of Yitzchak. Why was Yitzchak's prayer more valuable than Rivka's? Rabbi Perlman discusses the drama of Yaakov and Eisav's birth.
Toldot - True Lies
How could Yaakov claim that he was actually Eisav, in order to receive the blessings from Yitzchak? Is it ever permissible to lie? Rabbi Friedman discusses the importance of living up to the truth, and distancing oneself from lies
Toldot - Yaakov & Eisav
In this week's Torah rap, Rabbi Kantor examines the differences between Yaakov and Eisav, demonstrating the beauty of Jewish thought
Toldot - Individuality
Rabbi Matalon delivers insights into the lives of Avraham and Yitzchak. Learn about developing your unique path in Judaism