What is the concept of Yibum-Levirate marriage? Why does it apply to those who are inheritors? What is the concept of inheritance? Why did Onen not want to 'establish the name' of his deceased brother Er? What was spiritual failing of Zerach that later manifested in Achan? How can we make spiritual space for others?
What is the concept of Yaakov being ‘left alone’ to battle the angel? What is the idea of Hashem being ‘alone’ when Moshiach comes? How does this parallel Yaakov being alone? How do we understand the idea of evil existing in the world if Hashem is Good? Who is truly wise, rich, powerful and honored? How does one acquire intrinsic greatness? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast. Running time: 30:04
Why did Yakov need to obtain the blessings of Esav through trickery? How do we understand this in light of Yakov's unique attribute being Emes-Truth? What is the idea of Yakov's appearance being the same as Adam's? Why is the snake described as being 'crafty?' How does one properly employ the ideas of simplicity and trickery?
What is the depth of the idea that Hashem blessed Avraham 'bakol' - 'in all?' Why is this the preface to Avraham sending Eliezer to find a wife for his song Yitzchak? What is the concept of 'all,' and how does it relate to the idea of blessing? What is the unique nature of the Jewish people's mission in the world? What is the idea that the Jewish people are first referred to as Hashem's daughter, then sister, then mother? How does this parallel the relationship between a father and son?