Classes

A kabalas Panim Sicha. Even in Parshas Toldos there is still relevance in Parshas Chayey Sara which is about the marriage of Yitzchok and Rivka and its meaning for all of us. Toras Menachem Vol 7 pp182-190

Toras Menachem vol 10 pp 152-4; 164-5; 165-7

Toras Menachem vol 29 page 211 ff

This class combines a Sicha about Avrohom and the Torah Ohr (beginning of Parshas Toldos) that helps enlighten what separated Avrohom from Yitzchok. Avrohom shone light and inspired from above, doing what appears in affect to be forcing Arabs to see things his way and acquiesce to his request that they pray to Hashem. The...

Avrohom looked so much closer to Yishmael. In fact Yishmael did Teshuva during his father’s lifetime, while Aisav seemed so evil. Under the surface however, Yitzchok’s connection to Aisav is limitless (he was a Jew, only a sinner) while Yishmael’s relationship to Avrohom was on the outside only. This reflected the difference between who Avrohom...

Aisav is Yitzchok’s son, and as he is in Yitzchok, he and Yaakov are just two versions of avodas Hashem, one that is like a Chossid and the other one who overcomes his Yetzer HaRa. Aisav just made bad choices.

Yitzchok is even more like Avrohom, chesed, than is Avrohom himself because of the Bittul of Yitzchok.

Yitzchok’s idea is digging wells. What water the wells give him is Hashem’s business. As a result his wells last. The three wells, built with different levels of dedication and sacrifice last for different lengths of time. The third which is through Bittul and Kabbalas Ol lasts forever.