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Little known facts...According to Jewish tradition, based on Midrashic and Talmudic teachings.
Bereshit: Vayishlach: Was Schechem reincarnated?
December 12, 2019
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December 11, 2019
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December 10, 2019
November 28, 2019
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
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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...
November 24, 2019
Why did Yitzchak resemble his father?
וְאֵ֛לֶּה תּוֹלְדֹ֥ת יִצְחָ֖ק בֶּן־אַבְרָהָ֑ם אַבְרָהָ֖ם הוֹלִ֥יד אֶת־יִצְחָֽק׃
And this is the story of Yitzchak, son of Avraham. Avraham begot Yitzchak.
God made Yitzchak look very similar to Avraham, in...
November 21, 2019
Where does the law of covering some animals’ blood after slaughter come from?
וַתָּ֨קָם רִבְקָ֜ה וְנַעֲרֹתֶ֗יהָ וַתִּרְכַּ֙בְנָה֙ עַל־הַגְּמַלִּ֔ים וַתֵּלַ֖כְנָה אַחֲרֵ֣י הָאִ֑ישׁ וַיִּקַּ֥ח הָעֶ֛בֶד אֶת־רִבְקָ֖ה וַיֵּלַֽךְ׃
Then Rivkah and h...
November 20, 2019
What 10 blessings did Avraham merit as a result of the Akeidah?
וְאַבְרָהָ֣ם זָקֵ֔ן בָּ֖א בַּיָּמִ֑ים ה' בֵּרַ֥ךְ אֶת־אַבְרָהָ֖ם בַּכֹּֽל׃
Avraham was now old, advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed Avraham in all things.
November 19, 2019
Who tried to prevent Sarah from being buried?
וְאַחֲרֵי־כֵן֩ קָבַ֨ר אַבְרָהָ֜ם אֶת־שָׂרָ֣ה אִשְׁתּ֗וֹ אֶל־מְעָרַ֞ת שְׂדֵ֧ה הַמַּכְפֵּלָ֛ה עַל־פְּנֵ֥י מַמְרֵ֖א הִ֣וא חֶבְר֑וֹן בְּאֶ֖רֶץ כְּנָֽעַן׃
And then Avraham buried his wife Sarah in the...
November 18, 2019
Which important and very old sages attended Sarah’s funeral?
And then Avraham buried his wif...
November 17, 2019
What is the 400 numerical value alluding to?
אֲדֹנִ֣י שְׁמָעֵ֔נִי אֶרֶץ֩ אַרְבַּ֨ע מֵאֹ֧ת שֶֽׁקֶל־כֶּ֛סֶף בֵּינִ֥י וּבֵֽינְךָ֖ מַה־הִ֑וא וְאֶת־מֵתְךָ֖ קְבֹֽר׃
“My lord, do hear me! A piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is...