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Tag Archives: Parshat Toldot

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Answer to Their Prayers

Posted on October 31, 2013 by Heather Kantrowitz

“Yitzhak pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren.” The Torah doesn’t tell us what his prayer consisted of, only that God answered his pleas and Rivka conceived. This led me to wonder what it entailed, especially because his requests were accepted by God. One of the reasons I think Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Aliza Geller — Toldot 5773: The Power of a Good Soup

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Aliza Geller

When  I was asked to write a Dvar Torah for Parshat Toldot, two memories came to mind: The first, was from when I was in forth grade, at Solomon Schechter of Bergen County, in New Milford, New Jersey. For certain Parshiot, we were assigned to do a project, Parshat Toldot was mine. I made my Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Toldot 5773: Isaac

Posted on November 16, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Toldot and Isaac. Click here to download. Shabbat Shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Toldot 5766

Posted on November 25, 2011 by Barer

This week we have an older podcast from Rav Meir about Yitzchak Listen here: Toldot 5766


Posted on November 25, 2011 by Barer

One of the things that stayed with me after spending most of my four months in Chumash class last year at Pardes studying this week’s parsha is how important it is to consider Yitzchak’s mindset as he blesses his sons.  This is someone who probably had a very rocky relationship with their own father, and, Continue Reading »

תולדות, toledot

Posted on November 8, 2010 by Avi Strausberg

in last week’s parsha, rebecca turns to God to explain the incredible pains she is experiencing in her pregrancy.  she is told that she is carrying two people, two nations within her stomach – these two new nations will be realized through the twin birth of jacob and esau.  during the pregnancy, ויתרוצצו הבנים בקרבה, the Continue Reading »