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If you read through the stories of Isaac, one thing becomes extremely apparent: he is rarely the main character in his own stories! There is only one, seemingly inconsequential story where the focus is all on Isaac, and its about… digging some wells?! Why is THIS the story the Torah chooses to share about Isaac? Who cares about these wells? Is this Isaac’s grand introduction? Let’s explore Parshat Toldot (Genesis 29:14-28:9) together and try to understand how this introduction of Isaac is actually a perfect characterization of the Abrahamic legacy of kindness.

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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: