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Parashah Toldot 5782

Overcoming Negative Influences from our Upbringing In Toldot we learn about two special brothers, Jacob and Esau, their upbringing, and their relationships with their parents in a dysfunctional family. No matter how dysfunctional they were, the stories in the Torah are meant to teach us principles that we can apply to our lives.  Let us not […]

Parashat Toledot 5781

The History of our people 5 Kislev 5781 This parashah speaks about the toledot (history) of Isaac, Esau and Jacob, but there are other Toledot: Toledot Adam (Bereshit 5:1-6:8); toledot Noah (Bereshit 6:9-9:20) Toledot Shem, Ham, Japheth (Bereshit 10:1-11:9); Toledot Shem (Bereshit 11;10-26); toledot Terah (Bereshit 11:27- 32); Toledot Ishmael (Bereshit 25:12-18); Toledot Isaac Bereshit 25:19-35:29; […]

Parashat Toldot 5780

The Influence of our Upbringing Kislev 2 5780 תּוֹלְדֹת, ב’ כסלו תש”פ In Toldot we learn about two special brothers, Jacob and Esau, their upbringing and their relationships with their parents in a dysfunctional family. No matter how dysfunctional they were, the stories in the Torah are meant to teach us principles that we can […]