Parashat Toldot - 23 Cheshvan 5772

Torah thought of the day.

Some of our family traditions are worth abandoning. Isaac fears for his life on account of Rebecca’s beauty, something that Abraham his father feared before him, and poses as Rebecca’s brother instead of her husband. While this turns out alright for Isaac, as it had profited his father before him, family traditions of bad behavior should be left behind, not perpetuated.

More on this as we examine traditions of deception in the rest of this week’s reading of Toldot, Genesis 25:19-28:9. See the full text here.