God wants man to maximize benefit from Creation only in ways that don’t compromise spiritual health
Yaakov's blessings to his sons stand as a solution to their particular issues with relationships
What did Yehudah say that was so effective that it convinced Yosef to make himself known?
Yehuda knew if the moment isn't right or men are unwilling to listen a skilled leader bides his time
Yehudah, more suited to the role, became leader and not Yosef- the very public candidate for the job
By the time Yaakov becomes Yisrael, however, his worldview has changed dramatically.
Yitzhak called you Esav and you answered him, then he called you Yaakov and you also answered him!”
A sense of innovation or assertion in Yitzchak’s life is found in one area – spirituality.
Avraham was asked to nullify his identity, by fulfilling the opposite of what he believed right.
Yishmael could claim to be a victim; he only prevails when he subordinates himself to Yitzchak.
Hagar grossly miscalculated her own merits and demonstrated a serious lack of gratitude for Sarai.
Our intentions are critical in raising children because they mimic everything we parents do & think