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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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I have 2 points to make to help answering the question: In order to teach us that whoever prays for someone else is responded first (Bava Kama 92:a) the pregnancy and birth are connected to the pray …
answered Nov 13 '11 by rony
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There is an opinion which I heard in a shiur given by Rabbi Baruch Rosenblum, that Yizhak knew that Am Yisrael will be Malechet Cohanim (a nation of Cohanim) totally invloved in Torah and avodat Hashe …
answered Nov 20 '11 by rony
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This is an idea I heard some time ago. Hashem promised Avraham that he will be wealthy. Avraham knew that money that was given to him happily by the giver would be coming from Hashem. This is the c …
answered Nov 5 '11 by rony
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Chalila (How to say it in English?) to think that Yizhak could have been fooled. We have no idea of the level of our Fathers, which we can only start to imagine when we learn about the leaders of prev …
answered Nov 20 '11 by rony
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The Tiferet Hashabat deals with the question why the Paytan (poet?) changed the order of being late leaving the Shabat and being early in getting into it. He explains that it was done for the rhyme: O …
answered Nov 11 '11 by rony
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We find 4 ways in which the amount of years they lived are presented: (Breshit 5:6 onwards) From Sheth to Noach (Including Noach): "And all their days were..." (Breshit 25:17) Yishmael: "And the yea …
answered Nov 20 '11 by rony
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Torah Temima on the pasuk: The clothes were used by Eisav when he was performing his priestly chores. It is hinted by the use of bna hagadol (her elder son). It is not written bna habechor (her first …
answered Nov 20 '11 by rony
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I couldn't find the source of our Minhag to give the name only after the Bris and when it started, but I have an idea of why it is like this: In the case of Yitzchak the name was already known. Hashem …
answered Nov 10 '11 by rony
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Ya'akov couldn't be "mekayem" (to perform?) all the miztvot. For example Kivud av (honoring your parents) and Yishuv Eretz Yisrael (live in Israel). So here "shamarti" may mean something different. Wh …
answered Dec 5 '11 by rony