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  • Meditations for the Month of Kislev: G-d’s Warm, Supportive EmbraceThe concept of support is deeply interwoven with Kislev. Read More
  • Teen With Cystic Fibrosis: "My Challenges Don't Define Me"Rosie Grossbaum is a high school student with an indomitable spirit who lives with the... Read More
  • Why Seven Aliyot on Shabbat?The sages outline the number of aliyot for the Torah reading based on the uniqueness of the day on...
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When you value human beings, you avoid speaking about their faults at all costs. As G-d did with Esau. As Isaac aged, his eyesight weakened. (Genesis 27:1) This was in order that Jacob would be able to take the blessings of Esau. (Rashi) This is puzzling. If G‑d wanted Jacob to receive Isaac’s blessings, He could have simply revealed to Isaac that Esau was wicked. Especially since Isaac already had reason to believe something was up with Esau. He knew that Esau had wives who offered incense to idols. He knew that...