Vol 15.26 - Toledot 1Â Â Â Â Â Spanish French AudioÂ Video
(5739) The difference between Yishmael ben Avraham who does not have the status of a Jew (even though he repented) and Esau ben Yitzchak who is a Jew (Tal. Kiddushin 18a) Â
On the verse(Gen.25:19) â€œAnd these are the descendants of Yitzchokâ€, the Midrash states:
â€œAnd these (vâ€™Eileh) adds to the first ones, on what was previously written before this (concerning) Bnei Yishmael. And who was this? Eisav and his children who was the son of Yitzchokâ€
â€“ namely with the words â€œAnd these are the descendants of Yitzchokâ€ it means Eisav who was a Rasha just like the â€œBnei Yishmaelâ€
( which is why the word â€œToldot/descendants of Y â€œ is written defectively (withoutÂ a final vav) to exclude J from the group of evildoers.)
One must U :
Since the Midrash explains â€œAnd these are the descendants etcâ€ as referring to â€œ E â€œ, one must conclude that the main emphasis of the verse ( according to the explanation of the Midrash) is on E. This is problematic:
The general explanation in this is:
The topic of Parshat Toldot is the aspects (and Avodah) of Y - his children, going to Gerar , digging wells and the blessing of Y.
And since the innovation in Y â€˜s Avodah over that of Aâ€™s Avodah (in the previous Parshiot)Â is noteworthy,
Â in that the (spiritual) relationship between Y and E was different that the relationship of A to I (as will be explained).
therefore the Parshah opens with the words â€œAnd these are the descendants of Yitzchokâ€ (this refers to Â E )â€œ
This means that the (name and ) topic of the Parsha -Â â€œToldot/descendantsâ€
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â which (also) means his â€œdescendantsâ€ in the context of his (Yâ€™s ) Avodah and deeds etc.
is recognizable (even) in (the interpretation) that: â€œAnd these are the descendantsâ€ - Â â€œrefers to Â E â€œ.
2,Â There are two extremes In the difference between I â€˜s connection to A and E â€˜s connection to Y:
On one hand I was (spiritually) closer to A that E was to Y. For I repented during the â€œlife of his fatherâ€™.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (And it is reasonable to say that this was due to A â€˜s influence on him)
However we do not find that E repented. On the contrary, according to the Sagesâ€™sÂ commentary â€“ which is cited by Rashi in our Parsha, (attempted) to prevent Â Yaakov's burial in Â cave of Machpeilah, on the day of J â€˜s death.
On the other hand, A â€œwent out/yatza (and separated from I)
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