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pasuk 20: in Pasuk 20 it gives us background information about Rivkah and it tells us that she is Armean. Why do they tell us that?
It shows us what kind of background/childhood Rivkah had
what does ויעתר mean?
in pasuk 22 Rivkah says "if this is true, why is this me?" give 2 solutions for this question. (one is a midrash explantation)
1) rivkah feels like something is not right
2)midrash- Rivkah walks by monotheistic studies Yaakov kicks to get out but every time Rivkah walks by a place of violence Esav kicks to get out and Rivkah perhaps didn't know that she was having twins
How many different types of questions are there and what are they called?
3, enigmatic (big idea), repetition, and grammar
In pasuk 25: it says "something excited; and the first one came out red, he looked like he had a cloak of hair and they called his name Esav" what are 3 problems that we found with this verse?
1) why do we use the metaphor "cloak of hair"
2) why are we told that he is hairy and red?
3)who is calling him Esav when they say "and they called his name Esav"?
What are the two physical descriptions of Esav?
hairy and red
what does ציד mean?
what does it mean when it says יושב אוהלים (yaakov sat in tents)?
-Issac was blind so Yaakov helped him with the sheep and while the sheep were eating Yaakov sat in tents
-he sat in 2 tents, the tent of עבר and the tent of שם and he studied ethical monotheism with them
What is one way that we talked about where Esav is more than just a bad guy?
Esav could be emotionally exhausted because his grandfather died or because he honors his father
What is one wat that Yaakov is not such a good guy?
Yaakov tricked Esav into trading him for the birthright, he knew Esav would be hungry when he got home
What is midrashs explantation for why Yaakov was holding Esavs ankle when he came out of the womb?
Yaakov was holding Esavs ankle because he wanted the birthright blessing so he wanted to be the first one out
Why is the birthright blessing so special?
you carry on the chain of the jewish people
Pasuk 26: when it says "he called him Yaakov" who is he? (two explanations)
in between pasuk 26 and 27 we fast forward. What question do we have about this? and how old were the boys?
1) why did we skip time and did anything important happen?
2) they boys were 13
In pasuk 29: why was Esav tierd? (2 explanations)
-Esav was being chased by the victims whom he mistreated
-Esav was emotionally drained because this was the same day the his grandfather died
what does על-כן mean?
in pasuk 30: why does Esav refer to the stew/soup as red red stuff?
-it helps us to paint a picture of Esavs personality
-Esav is a person of the moment so he doesnt want to wait for the meat to cook
-red is a symbol for violence or anger
what does בכור mean?
what does שבוע mean?
what does נגיש mean?
Do you think that Yitzchak knew that it was Yaakov instead of Esav? (use facts)
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