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Little known facts...According to Jewish tradition, based on Midrashic and Talmudic teachings.
Bereshit: Vayishlach: How was Yosef, a chid, able...
December 10, 2019
Bereshit: Vayishlach: Why was Yaakov specifically...
December 8, 2019
Bereshit: Vayetze: After being left totally destit...
December 5, 2019
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
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How was Yosef, a chid, able to hide his mother from Esav?
וַתִּגַּ֧שׁ גַּם־לֵאָ֛ה וִילָדֶ֖יהָ וַיִּֽשְׁתַּחֲו֑וּ וְאַחַ֗ר נִגַּ֥שׁ יוֹסֵ֛ף וְרָחֵ֖ל וַיִּֽשְׁתַּחֲוֽוּ׃
Next Leah, with her children, came forward and bowed low; and last, Joseph...
Why was Yaakov specifically hit where he was?
וַיִּקָּחֵ֔ם וַיַּֽעֲבִרֵ֖ם אֶת־הַנָּ֑חַל וַֽיַּעֲבֵ֖ר אֶת־אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ׃
After taking them across the stream, he sent across all his possessions.
Yaakov deserved the pain inflicted on his hip by the...
After being left totally destitute, where did Yaakov get the flask from?
וַיַּשְׁכֵּ֨ם יַעֲקֹ֜ב בַּבֹּ֗קֶר וַיִּקַּ֤ח אֶת־הָאֶ֙בֶן֙ אֲשֶׁר־שָׂ֣ם מְרַֽאֲשֹׁתָ֔יו וַיָּ֥שֶׂם אֹתָ֖הּ מַצֵּבָ֑ה וַיִּצֹ֥ק שֶׁ֖מֶן עַל־רֹאשָֽׁהּ׃
Early in the mornin...
December 4, 2019
Shouldn’t the angels have first gone down before going up?
וַֽיַּחֲלֹ֗ם וְהִנֵּ֤ה סֻלָּם֙ מֻצָּ֣ב אַ֔רְצָה וְרֹאשׁ֖וֹ מַגִּ֣יעַ הַשָּׁמָ֑יְמָה וְהִנֵּה֙ מַלְאֲכֵ֣י אֱלֹהִ֔ים עֹלִ֥ים וְיֹרְדִ֖ים בּֽוֹ׃
He had a dream; a ladder was set on the g...
December 2, 2019
Where were the stones from and what happened to them?
He had a dream; a ladder was set on the ground...
December 1, 2019
וַיִּפְגַּ֨ע בַּמָּק֜וֹם וַיָּ֤לֶן שָׁם֙ כִּי־בָ֣א הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ וַיִּקַּח֙ מֵאַבְנֵ֣י הַמָּק֔וֹם וַיָּ֖שֶׂם מְרַֽאֲשֹׁתָ֑יו וַיִּשְׁכַּ֖ב בַּמָּק֥וֹם הַהֽוּא׃
He came upon a certain place a...
November 28, 2019
Did the patriarchs get to learn together?
וַיָּ֥זֶד יַעֲקֹ֖ב נָזִ֑יד וַיָּבֹ֥א עֵשָׂ֛ו מִן־הַשָּׂדֶ֖ה וְה֥וּא עָיֵֽף׃
Once when Yaakov was cooking a stew, Esav came in from the field, famished.
The three patriarchs studied together for 15...
November 27, 2019
What are the 5 major sins that Esav committed on the day Avraham died?
Esav committed f...
November 26, 2019
What did Esav merit for honoring his father?
וַיֶּאֱהַ֥ב יִצְחָ֛ק אֶת־עֵשָׂ֖ו כִּי־צַ֣יִד בְּפִ֑יו וְרִבְקָ֖ה אֹהֶ֥בֶת אֶֽת־יַעֲקֹֽב׃
Yitzchak favored Esav because he had a taste for game; but Rivkah favored Yaakov.
Despite Esav’s wicked lifes...
November 25, 2019
What was Esav dressed when serving his father?
Esav would don his best c...