The Legacy of our Forefathers

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The Ramban calls Sefer Bereishis “The Book of Creation,” since it begins with a description of the world’s creation, and continues with the lives of our Forefathers who “created” the patterns that their descendants were destined to follow.[1]  Our Forefathers’ mitzvos and good deeds were not intended for their own spiritual benefit, or even for…

Rivka’s Prayers

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After ten years of infertility, in which Yitzchak and Rivka poured their hearts out in prayer for children, their prayers were finally answered and Rivka conceived.  In truth, Rivka was barren, and it was physically impossible for her to have children.  Hashem answered their prayers with a miracle that transcended nature.  One would think that…