Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28:9)
25:19 What are the two interpretations of the Hebrew word "toldot"?
Why does the verse state "Abraham begot Isaac"?
How was it proven that Isaac was Abrahamís son?
25:20 How old was Rebecca when Isaac married her?
Why did Isaac wait to marry her?
Why is Rebeccaís lineage and town mentioned again in this verse?
25:21 Why was Hashem reluctant to grant Isaacís request that Rebecca conceive?
What does "opposite his wife" mean?
How do our prayers now differ from the prayers of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs?
25:22 What are two interpretations of "and the children crushed"?
What does "and she said, if so" mean?
What does "why is it that I am" mean?
Where did she go "to inquire of Hashem"?
What did she inquire about?
25:23 How did Hashem tell her?
Why is the Hebrew word "goyim" spelled with two yuds?
What does "regimes" imply?
What does "from your insides shall be separated" mean?
What does "shall become strong from the other regime" mean?
25:24 Why is the Hebrew word for twins spelled without the Hebrew letter aleph?
Where else in the Torah is it spelled correctly?
25:25 What does the color red symbolize in this verse?
Why was he called "Esau" which comes from the Hebrew root "assey" (to make)?
25:26 Why is Jacob not referred to as Ďthe second one"?
Why was Jacob grasping Esauís heel?
How long did Rebecca wait to become pregnant?
How old was Rebecca when she gave birth to Jacob and Esau?
What was the age of a girl to become pregnant?
What did the heel represent?
Why didnít Isaac marry a maid-servant in order to have children?
25:27 How old were the boys?
What does "who knows trapping" mean?
What does "a man of the field" mean?
25:28 Why is Isaacís love for Esau in the past tense in the Hebrew and Rebeccaís love for Jacob is in the present tense in the Hebrew?
25:29 Why was Esau exhausted?
25:30 What was Jacob cooking and why was he cooking it?
25:31 What does "sell, as this day" mean?
Why did Jacob want the birthright?
25:32 What does "look, I am going to die" mean?
25:34 Why did Esau belittle the birthright?
26:2 Why did Hashem command Isaac not to descend to Egypt?
26:5 What does "Abraham obeyed My voice" mean?
What are "safeguards"?
What does "My commandments" refer to?
What does "My edicts" refer to?
What does "My Torahs" refer to?
26:8 What are two interpretations of how and what Avimelech saw?
26:10 Who does "one of the people" refer to?
26:12 What is the significance of "in that year"?
Why are both "in that land" and "in that year" stated in the same verse?
What does "until he was very great" indicate?
26:35 Why were the wives "a provocation of the spirit:?
What does this verse teach us about exposure to evil?
27:1 What are three events that caused Isaacís eyes to dim?
27:2 What does "I know not the day of my death" mean?
27:3 What else did Isaac want Esau to sharpen and why?
What type of game was Esau to catch?
27:7 What does "before Hashem" mean?
27:9 Why did Rebecca want "two choice young goats"?
If Isaac loved deer why did Rebecca think that he would love goat meat?
27:15 Why was Esauís clean garments with his mother and not with his wives?
Where did Esau get the garments?
27:22 What does the verse have to do about our being affected by our environment?
27:27 What does this verse have to do with Joseph Meshisa and with Franz Rosenzweig?
27:34 What does this verse have to do with verse 4:1 in the Book of Esther?
27:39 Why does the Midrash assume that Isaac is referring to Rome?
27:42 Who told Rebecca?
27:45 How would Jacob know when Esauís anger went away?
28:3 Why did Isaac use the term "El Shaddai"?
28:9 Where did Jacob go before he went to Haran and how long did he stay there?