Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Parshat Toldot:Aftermath of 1st recorded shidduch crisis

A 40-year-old first-time bridegroom. A 60-year-old first-time father. (See verses 20 and 26.)

I'll say this for Yitzchak (Isaac)--he was a lot more considerate of Rivka (Rebecca) than his son Yaakov (Jacob) would be of his wife Rachel. At least Yitzchak prayed for his wife to have a child (see verse 21, same link), whereas Yaakov just yelled at Rachel for being upset over being barren. (Okay, she yelled at him first, but he could have offered to pray for her.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks more like Jacob was telling Rachel that she had to pray first herself, not complain to him or barter for aphrodesiacs.

Fri Nov 20, 01:40:00 PM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Hmm, good point, though I don't notice that Rivkah prayed before Yitzchak did, either.

Sat Nov 21, 10:56:00 PM 2009  

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