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Isaac, the second of the biblical patriarchs. Son of Abraham and Sarah, husband of Rebecca, and father of Esau and Jacob.

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Why is the akeida called - the akeida of Yitzchak (named after Yitzchak)

Why is the akeida called - the "akeida of Yitzchak", after Yitzchak (and not, for example, the akeida of the son of Avraham) even though Avraham was the active one, he received the ...
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Did Yitzchak carry out his father's legacy?

I had learnt that after Avraham had passed away, people whom Avraham had preached about the monotheism of G-d didn't hold on to the truth but went astray. Why didn't Yitzchak carry his father's legacy ...
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Why didn't Abraham tell Isaac and Sarah about God's commandment to sacrifice Isaac?

Why didn't Abraham share with Isaac and Sarah the fact that God had commanded him to sacrifice Isaac? The commentators say that Isaac knew of the plan in advance, but, his faith being as total as his ...
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Did Ishmael return home to his father Abraham?

The Torah says, on the matter of the Akedah: So early next morning, Abraham saddled his ass and took with him two of his lads and his son Isaac. [Gen. 22:3] The Midrash comments: His two lads were [...
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Why does Yitzchak's name mean to laugh if he represents gevurah?

Why does Yitzchak's name mean to laugh if he represents gevurah? Gevurah is something that is restrained and hold back. And laughter is something which breaks out of the chains and feels more free.
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Why Break the Matza of Yitzchak?

The three matzos of the seder are compared to Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov (Maaseh Rokeach Seder Leil Pesach § 58). Why do we specifically break apart the middle matza (ויקח מצה האמצעית ויבצענה לשתים ...
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How is the date of Yitzchak's birth related to the dispute between R' Eliezer and R' Yehoshua?

There's a famous dispute between R' Eliezer and R' Yehoshua when the world was created: Tishrei or Nissan. Their dispute is recorded in Rosh Hashanah 10b - 11a: תניא רבי אליעזר אומר בתשרי נברא העולם ...
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Why did Yitzchok use the same subterfuge for his wife that had not worked for Avraham?

When I read the Parashas Toldos, I was surprised to see that when Yitzchok went to the land of Avimeleh, he said that Rivka was his sister to protect his life in Bereshis, 26, 7. It is obvious that ...
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How could Avimelech not know that Yitzchak didn't have a sister?

Breishis 26:6 says : And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. And the men of the place asked about his wife, and he said, "She is my sister," because he was afraid to say, "[She is] my wife," [because he ...
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If צחק refers to the 3 worst misdeeds why Itzchak was called so?

On the Posuk: "וַתֵּרֶא שָׂרָה אֶת־בֶּן־הָגָר הַמִּצְרִית אֲשֶׁר־יָלְדָה לְאַבְרָהָם מְצַחֵק׃" Rashi (Gen 21.9) explains the meaning of the root צחק: מצחק: לְשׁוֹן עֲ"זָ, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר ...
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