Toldot, a story of siblings

This week’s Torah portion, Toldot, is the story of siblings who don’t get along. At all. It is unclear from our Torah text who is to blame for their poor relationship, their parents, it started in the womb. Though Jacob and Esau can’t get along and there are certainly sibling pairs who struggle similarly, that is not the case for me. I am immensely grateful or MY SISTER (I don’t use her name to protect her privacy. She just gets called MY SISTER. For awhile she was THE DIVA on this blog, however she requested a name change). We got to spend Thanksgiving together and it was the first time in far too long we got to see one another for consecutive days (I stayed at a hotel, this is probably why we continued to get along days later). MY SISTER is amazing. If you know her you are already aware of this. She is kind, funny, smart, compassionate, she can sing pretty much better than anyone on the planet (I never said I was unbiased), and creative. 

Here is this week’s 2-minutes of Torah about siblings that don’t get along. I am grateful that MY SISTER and I have a very different story.

Shabbat Shalom.

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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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