Forethoughts and Afterthoughts.
Commentary on the weekly Torah reading.
In memory of Father, Yosef Ben Zelig.
March 25th 1911 - May 2nd 2008
In memory of Mother, Nechama Bas Tzvi Hirsh.
June 9th 1925 - April 16th 2003
In memory of Uncle, Moshe Binyamin Ben Tzvi Hirsh.
December 12 1929 - February 2nd 2010
In Loving Memory of Moreinu Horav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, Rosh HaYeshiva Ner Yisroel
Chukas (Numbers 19-22)
Toldos (Genesis 25-28)
25:23: And G-D said to her [Rivkah], "There are two nations in your womb. Two regimes shall be separated from inside of you. Power shall pass from one regime to another. And the elder shall serve the younger."
25:28 And Yitzchak loved Aisav (Esau) because hunted game was in his mouth …
The mouth is the most powerful organ that a person has. We are taught that prayer is the greatest power that a person has. And we are taught that Yitzchak had the greatest power of prayer.
Aisav was the eldest son. His father's love made him the most powerful person to have ever lived. And yet he was destined to serve his younger brother.
This reminds me that if G-d wants something to occur then it will happen. Nothing that looks impossible to us is really impossible.
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