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Parashas Toldot (2012)


Toldot 1

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Chp. 25 verses 19 - 23: Introduction, begins with the genealogy of Yitzhok. He marries Rivkah. She is barren, they pray to Hashem and she becomes pregnant. She finds the pregnancy difficult and so she goes to prophet to inquire about her situation. He tells her that she is pregnant with twins, and that the older one would serve the younger one.

Toldot 2

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Chp. 25 verse 24 - 34: The birth of Esua and Yaakov. Esua sells his firstborn birthright to Yaakov for a bowl of lentils.

Toldot 3

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Chp. 26 verses 1 - 22: There is a famine in the land. Yitzhok moves to Gerar the land of the Philistines. The people are jealous of his success and they ask him to leave. He re-digs the same wells that his father dug but there is contention. He then digs a third well which no one contends with.

Toldot 4

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Chp. 26 verse 23 - Chp. 27 verse 10: Yitzhok makes a treaty with a king. Esau marries and Yitzhok prepares to bless Eaau.

Toldot 5

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Chp. 27 verses 11 - 27: Based on his Mother's insistence Yaakov puts on Esau's clothing. He places goat's hair on his arms and takes the food that his mother has prepared to his father. His father is not sure who is standing in front of him since the voice is the voice of Yaakov but the hands are those of Esau. Yitzhok eats the food and prepares to bless the son who is standing before him.(Yaakov)

Toldot 6

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Chp. 27 verses 28 - 38: Yitzhok unwittingly blesses Yaakov with the firstborn blessing. Yaakov exists just before Esau enters with the food for his father. Esau cries bitterly when his realizes that Yaakov had duped him and taken the blessing. He asks his father for another blessing but Yitzhok tells him that there is no other blessing. He refuses to take no for an answer and finally his father tells him that he will bless him.

Toldot 7

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Chp. 27 verse 39 -46 Chp. 28 verses 1 -9: Esau receives his blessing from his father. Rivkah warns Yaakov about Esau's intention to kill him. She tells him to flee to her brother Lavan. Chp. 28, Yitzhok tells Yaakov to go to Padan Aram and to take a wife from the daughters of Lavan. Esau sees what his father told Yaakov so he too takes a new wife from the daughters of Yishmael.

Parashas Toldot (2004 - 2007)


Toldot 1a

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5 years ago
Chp 25 verse 19 - chp 25 verse 25: This sedra deals with Yitzhok and his children Esau and Yaakov. It begins by telling us that Yaakov married Rivkah and that she was barren. He prays and she becomes pregnant, but her pregnancy is difficult and unusual, and she is told that she is carrying twins who will be antagonist all their lives. The first one born is hairy and they call him Esau.

Toldot 1b

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Chp 25 verse 25 - end of chp 25: Continues with the birth of Yaakov, a description of who the brothers were, and that Yitzhok loved Esau and Rivkah loved Yaakov. Esau sells his birthright to Yaakov for a bowl of lentils.

Toldot 2a

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Chp 26 verse 1 - chp 27 verse 5: There is a famine in the land and Yitzhok moves his family to Gerar. Hashem blesses him with the blessing that He had given to Avraham. He tells Rivkah to say that she is his sister. He is very successful and re-opens the wells that his father dug. Avimelech visits and makes a treaty with him. Esau gets married. Chapter 27 begins with Yitzhok telling Esau that he wants to bless him before he dies.

Toldot 2b

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Chp 27 verse 6 - chp 27 verse40: Rivkah tells Yaakov to dress as Esau and take his blessing, he is reluctant but she insists. Yitzhok, though not certain about his identity blesses Yaakov anyway with Esaus' blessing. Esau returns from the field and is distraught when he realizes that Yaakov took his blessing. Yaakov does manage to give Esau a blessing as well.

Toldot 3

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Chp 27 verse 40 until the end of sedra. Esau hates Yaakov for taking his blessing and plans to kill him. Knowing this, Rivkah sends Yaakov to her brother Lavan. Chapter 28 begins with Yitzhok blessing Yaakov with Avraham's blessing and telling him to marry a daughter from the children of Lavan. Esau takes another wife from the daughters of Yishmael. Last 18 minutes of lecture chp 28 verses 10-11 begin sedra of Vayeitzei: Vayeitzei begins with an introduction and Yaakov leaving Beer-sheva and coming to the place of the temple.


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