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Toldot: a Conversation for the Ages

What does the parsha teach us about the nature of heritage?

Isaac Blessing Jacob, by Gioacchino Assereto

Isaac Blessing Jacob, by Gioacchino Assereto

In Parshat Toldot, we are shown a conversation between father and son in which the father’s spiritual heritage is passed down. We had seen this conversation between Abraham and Isaac; however, now, we see similar textual and thematic parallels in conversations between Isaac and both Esau and Jacob. In this video, we will explore these parallels and ask, what do they teach us about the nature of heritage?

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About the Author: Rabbi David Fohrman is the dean of Aleph Beta Academy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll's Talmud translation project. Aleph Beta creates videos to help people experience Torah in way that is relevant and meaningful to them. for more videos, visit: alephbeta.org.

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