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The Esau Story

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Rabbi Dr. David Gottlieb

After coming home from a hunting trip, Esau asks his brother for some lentil soup, but Jacob tells him he must trade him his birthright. Years later, when Isaac is old and blind, Jacob “tricks” his father into giving him the firstborn blessing. How does Jacob 'trick' Isaac in to blessing him when he is a smooth-skinned, and Esau is hairy? What is a birthright?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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