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Rachel and Leah

Here’s how it happened. Laban had two daughters: Rachel and Leah. Leah was older, but the Torah says that she had “weak eyes.” Rachel, on the other hand, was beautiful. What does it mean that Leah had weak eyes? The Hebrew word translated here as “weak” can […]

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The Shrinking World

The Shrinking World

For the week of November 18, 2017 / 29 Heshvan 5778 Toledot Torah: Bereshit/Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 20:18-42 http://torahbytes.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/78-06.mp3 Download Audio [Right click link to download] So she went to inquire of the LORD. And the LORD said to her, “Two nations are in your […]

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Red, Red Stuff

Jacob made a stew. Esau returns from hunting, exhausted and famished. When he sees the stew he exclaims, “Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished!” The Hebrew is even more comical. He uses a verb more appropriate to describe […]

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