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Generally refers to Avraham (Abraham), Yitzchak (Isaac), and Yaakov (Jacob); the three patriarchs of the Jewish People.

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In Parshat Vayishlach Yaakov divides his group into two camps so that if one is attacked the other might escape. How did he divide people between them? Did Leah go in one and Rachel in the other, fo …
asked Dec 7 '11 by Monica Cellio
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The akeidah was a traumatic event for both Avraham and Yitzchak. Immediately after they appear to go their separate ways. After Sarah's death Avraham arranges a marriage for his son, which could hav …
asked Nov 12 '12 by Monica Cellio
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How do people have the power to bless? Yitzchak's blessings for his sons pretty much came true, and similarly later when Yaakov blesses his children and earlier (in the inverse) Noach curses Canaan. …
asked Nov 20 '11 by Monica Cellio
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Bereishit 25:21 tells us that Yitzchak prayed for Rivka because she was barren and God accepted his prayer. They were married for 20 years before she had the twins. I am assuming that they didn't kn …
asked Dec 20 '13 by Monica Cellio
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B'reishit 27:29 reads: Let peoples serve thee, and nations bow down to thee. Be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee. Cursed be every one that curseth thee, and bless …
asked Jan 22 '12 by Monica Cellio
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After reporting Sarah's death and burial, B'reishit 25:1 tells us that Avraham had several children by Keturah. Avraham was 137 when Sarah died. Earlier (17:17), Avraham had laughed at the idea of h …
asked Apr 11 '13 by Monica Cellio
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Malchi-Tzedek is a gentile priest who worships God. I initially read this as just saying God is not exclusive (it says somewhere in Nevi'im that God also has covenants with other peoples), but today …
asked Jun 29 '11 by Monica Cellio